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Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):C1 - 498
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• A Looped-Bowtie RFID Tag Antenna Design for Metallic Objects

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):499 - 505
Cited by:  Papers (23)
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Design of a long read-range, reconfigurable operating frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) metal tag is proposed in this paper. The antenna structure consists of two nonconnected load bars and two bowtie patches electrically connected through four pairs of vias to a conducting backplane to form a looped-bowtie RFID tag antenna that is suitable for mounting on metallic objects. The desig... View full abstract»

• Study of a Low-Profile 2.4-GHz Planar Dipole Antenna Using a High-Impedance Surface With 1-D Varactor Tuning

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):506 - 515
Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (1)
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A theoretical and experimental study has been performed on a low-profile, 2.4-GHz dipole antenna that uses a frequency-selective surface (FSS) with varactor-tuned unit cells. The tunable unit cell is a square patch with a small aperture on either side to accommodate the varactor diodes. The varactors are placed only along one dimension to avoid the use of vias and simplify the dc bias network. An ... View full abstract»

• Assembled Dual-Band Broadband Quadrifilar Helix Antennas With Compact Power Divider Networks for CNSS Application

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):516 - 523
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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Assembled dual-band quadrifilar helix antennas (QHAs) are proposed for applications in Compass Navigation Satellite System (CNSS) of China. The assembled CNSS antennas proposed are designed specifically to meet the requirements of the system: Duplex communication service on two frequency bands (1.615 GHz and 2.492 GHz); Broad beamwitdh on radiation pattern and broad bandwidth for circularly polari... View full abstract»

• Flexible and Compact AMC Based Antenna for Telemedicine Applications

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):524 - 531
Cited by:  Papers (75)  |  Patents (2)
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We present a flexible, compact antenna system intended for telemedicine applications. The design is based on an M-shaped printed monopole antenna operating in the Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) 2.45 GHz band integrated with a miniaturized slotted Jerusalem Cross (JC) Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) ground plane. The AMC ground plane is utilized to isolate the user's body from undesi... View full abstract»

• A Wearable Active Antenna for Global Positioning System and Satellite Phone

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):532 - 538
Cited by:  Papers (25)
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A wearable multiband circularly polarized active antenna is presented for use in Global Positioning System and Iridium satellite phone applications. The square patch antenna is constructed using flexible foam and fabric substrates and conductors etched on thin copper-on-polyimide films. The feed substrate integrates a compact low-noise amplifier chip directly underneath the antenna patch. The ante... View full abstract»

• Broadband Long Rectangular Patch Antenna With High Gain and Vertical Polarization

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):539 - 546
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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A new microstrip rectangular patch antenna with high gain and vertically polarized radiation at endfires is proposed. The antenna has a wide bandwidth with a very low profile. Such antenna is based on a long microstrip line with periodic shorting-vias along the longitudinal direction. When both ends of the line are also shorted by vias, a resonant type of antenna is constructed. Two resonant modes... View full abstract»

• RIS-Based Compact Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):547 - 554
Cited by:  Papers (44)
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Compact, asymmetricsymmetric-slottedslit-microstrip patch antennas on reactive impedance surface (RIS) are proposed and studied for circularly polarized (CP) radiation. The antennas consist of a slotted-slit-microstrip patch on a RIS substrate. The CP radiation with compact size is achieved by asymmetricsymmetric-slot-slit cut along the orthogonaldiagonal directions of the patch radiator. The asym... View full abstract»

• A Novel Dual Band Circularly Polarized GNSS Antenna for Handheld Devices

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):555 - 562
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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A novel chip antenna design, which is compatible with multiple satellite-based navigation systems, is proposed for handheld devices. Several techniques were employed to provide desirable performance characteristics such as dual band operation, circularly polarized reception, small form factor, and low fabrication cost. Antenna configuration features include a surface mount antenna chip, a strip li... View full abstract»

• Wideband Circularly Polarized Dielectric Bird-Nest Antenna With Conical Radiation Pattern

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):563 - 570
Cited by:  Papers (26)
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A wideband circularly polarized (CP) antenna with a conical radiation pattern is investigated. It consists of a feeding probe and parasitic dielectric parallelepiped elements that surround the probe. Since the structure of the antenna looks like a bird nest, it is named as bird-nest antenna. The probe, which protrudes from a circular ground plane, operates in its fundamental monopole mode that gen... View full abstract»

• CRLH Leaky Wave Antenna Based on ACPS Technology With 180$^{circ}$ Horizontal Plane Scanning Capability

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):571 - 577
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This study presents a novel composite right/left-handed (CRLH) leaky wave antenna (LWA) with horizontal plane scanning capability. This LWA consists of 10 CRLH unit cells and coplanar waveguide to coplanar stripline transitions. The proposed balanced CRLH unit cell is based on an asymmetric coplanar stripline structure (ACPS). The parameters of the CRLH unit cell can be determined analytically, en... View full abstract»

• Dual-Function Radiating Glass for Antennas and Light Covers—Part I: Omnidirectional Glass Dielectric Resonator Antennas

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):578 - 586
Cited by:  Papers (17)
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The dual-function glass dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) that simultaneously serves as a light cover is investigated for the first time. This paper is the first part, which demonstrates the idea using omnidirectional hollow rectangular glass DRAs. Both linearly polarized (LP) and circularly polarized (CP) designs are given. The glass DRA can generate CP fields by adding metallic patches onto its... View full abstract»

• Dual-Function Radiating Glass for Antennas and Light Covers—Part II: Dual-Band Glass Dielectric Resonator Antennas

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):587 - 597
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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This paper is the second part of our study that investigates using glass dielectric resonator antennas (DRAs) as light covers. To begin, designs of dual-band hemispherical DRAs are investigated for the first time. Both broadside and omnidirectional dual-band DRAs are included in the study. The former makes use of the broadside TE111 and TE112 modes of a hollow hemispherical D... View full abstract»

• Dual Circularly Polarized Spherical Phased-Array Antenna for Spacecraft Application

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):598 - 605
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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Design aspects of an active spherical phased-array antenna (SPAA) operating in dual circularly polarized (CP) mode are discussed here. Dual CP configuration with good cross-polarized isolation enables frequency reuse using polarization diversity. This design also implements sharing of the resources like amplifiers and phase shifters in an optimal way to reduce mass, power requirement, and cost of ... View full abstract»

• A Shared-Aperture Dual-Band Planar Array With Self-Similar Printed Folded Dipoles

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):606 - 613
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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Light-weight antenna arrays require utilizing the same antenna aperture to provide multiple functions (e.g., communications and radar) in separate frequency bands. In this paper, we present a novel antenna element design for a dual-band array, comprising interleaved printed dipoles spaced to avoid grating lobes in each band. The folded dipoles are designed to be resonant at octave-separated freque... View full abstract»

• Fast Co-Polar and Cross-Polar 3D Pattern Synthesis With Dynamic Range Ratio Reduction for Conformal Antenna Arrays

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):614 - 626
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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This paper presents a fast method for conformal antenna arrays that enables the synthesis of 3D co-polar and cross-polar patterns, simultaneously reducing the dynamic range ratio (DRR) of the array excitations. The power synthesis problem is reduced to a field synthesis one by introducing two auxiliary phase patterns: one for the co-polar pattern and the other for the cross-polar pattern. The prob... View full abstract»

• Fast Pencil Beam Pattern Synthesis of Large Unequally Spaced Antenna Arrays

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):627 - 634
Cited by:  Papers (20)
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Reducing the computational cost of large array pattern synthesis is attractive in many applications. In this paper, a fast pencil beam pattern synthesis method for large nonuniform antenna arrays is proposed. This method is based on an interpolation in a least square sense and iterative fast Fourier transform (FFT), i.e., interpolate the nonuniform distributed elements into uniform virtual element... View full abstract»

• Design and Validation of a Reconfigurable Single Varactor-Tuned Reflectarray

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):635 - 645
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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An aperture-coupled reflectarray element giving a full phase tuning range with a single varactor diode is proposed in this paper for pattern reconfigurability applications. The full phase agility is achieved by a proper optimization of the phase tuning line, thus providing an alternate inductive/capacitive effect able to avoid the use of two varactor diodes, usually adopted in similar existing con... View full abstract»

• A Compact Dual-Band Pattern Diversity Antenna by Dual-Band Reconfigurable Frequency-Selective Reflectors With a Minimum Number of Switches

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):646 - 654
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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A novel compact dual-band pattern diversity antenna is proposed. Dual-band reconfigurable frequency-selective reflectors are designed and applied to form a right-angle corner reflector antenna with reconfigurable patterns. With only one switch, the reconfigurable frequency-selective reflector can be controlled to be transmissive or reflective to vertically polarized waves at 2.45 and 5.25 GHz. By ... View full abstract»

• A Self-Adapting Flexible (SELFLEX) Antenna Array for Changing Conformal Surface Applications

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):655 - 665
Cited by:  Papers (24)
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A phased-array test platform for studying the self-adapting capabilities of conformal antennas is developed and presented. Specifically, a four-port 2.45-GHz receiver with voltage controlled phase shifters and attenuators is designed along with four individual printed microstrip patch antennas attached to a conformal surface. Each antenna is connected to the corresponding receiver port with a flex... View full abstract»

• Electronically Sweeping-Beam Antenna Using a New Cylindrical Frequency-Selective Surface

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):666 - 676
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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An electronically sweeping radiation-pattern antenna using a new active cylindrical frequency-selective surface (ACFSS) is presented for 2.45-GHz operating frequency. The ACFSS screen is constructed by a new reconfigurable hybrid unit cell, providing more freedom to control the antenna radiation characteristics. A design guideline based on the reflector antenna principles is also introduced to est... View full abstract»

• Frequency Selective Surfaces for Pulsed High-Power Microwave Applications

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):677 - 687
Cited by:  Papers (32)
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We examine the peak power handling capability of a class of miniaturized-element frequency selective surfaces composed entirely of non-resonant constituting elements. The effects of various design parameters on the peak power handling capability of these structures are investigated using electromagnetic simulations and methods for increasing their peak power handling capability are proposed. These... View full abstract»

• Investigation of Virtual Array Antennas With Adaptive Element Locations and Polarization Using Parabolic Reflector Antennas

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):688 - 699
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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A novel multi-phase center parabolic reflector antenna is investigated that utilizes a single hardware system to displace the antenna phase center location electronically in any direction, while generating identical broadside secondary radiation patterns at the far-field region to convert the reflector antenna into a virtual array. The primary feed is a dual-mode circular waveguide operating at th... View full abstract»

• Wideband Fan-Beam Low-Sidelobe Array Antenna Using Grounded Reflector for DECT, 3G, and Ultra-Wideband Wireless Applications

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):700 - 706
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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A low-sidelobe fan-beam wideband linear array antenna employing a nonparasitic grounded reflector is presented. This fan-beam antenna is achieved using a six-element conventional planar monopole array antenna and feed network, which together produce sidelobes at - 26 dB. Dolph-Tschebyscheff distribution is employed, and a broadband array feed network is designed to satisfy beneficial input impedan... View full abstract»

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