A Polarization-Reconfigurable Dipole Antenna Using Polarization Rotation AMC Structure

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Author(s)

  • Wanchen Yang
  • Wenquan Che
  • Huayan Jin
  • Wenjie Feng
  • Quan Xue

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number7297833
Pages (from-to)5305-5315
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume63
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

Abstract

A novel polarization-reconfigurable mechanism based on a polarization-rotation artificial magnetic conductor (PRAMC) structure is proposed. A new polarization-reconfigurable antenna is designed by combining a PRAMC-based multipolarized dipole antenna with a RFIC switch-based network, in which three polarization states of right-handed, left-handed circular polarization (RHCP, LHCP) and +45° linear polarization (LP) can be realized by controlling the dc bias of the switches accordingly. The multipolarization antenna is well designed for offering three polarization states. A large 3-dB axial ratio (AR) bandwidth of 15.5%, a wide 3-dB AR beamwidth for CP states and a large cross-polarization isolation of more than 50 dB for LP state together with a broad impedance bandwidth of 20.5% are obtained. A switch network is used to generate three feeding modes, and the performance of the RF-integrated circuit (RFIC) switches is experimentally verified. A prototype of the proposed polarization-reconfigurable antenna is fabricated and tested. Good agreements between the measured and simulated results are observed, which indicates good performances of the proposed antenna.

Research Area(s)

  • Artificial magnetic conductor (AMC), axial ratio (AR), metamaterial, polarization reconfigurable antenna, polarization rotation property

Citation Format(s)

A Polarization-Reconfigurable Dipole Antenna Using Polarization Rotation AMC Structure. / Yang, Wanchen; Che, Wenquan; Jin, Huayan; Feng, Wenjie; Xue, Quan.

In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 63, No. 12, 7297833, 01.12.2015, p. 5305-5315.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review