Frequency-Controlled Broad-Angle Beam Scanning of Patch Array Fed by Spoof Surface Plasmon Polaritons

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Author(s)

  • Jia Yuan Yin
  • Qian Zhang
  • Hao Chi Zhang
  • Yan Qing Liu
  • Yun Bo Li
  • Xiang Wan
  • Tie Jun Cui

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number7728026
Pages (from-to)5181-5189
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume64
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Abstract

Frequency-controlled broadband and broad-angle beam scanning is proposed using a circular-patch array fed by planar spoof surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs). Here, a row of circularly metallic patches is placed near an ultrathin planar spoof SPP waveguide. When the SPP wave is transmitted through the waveguide, the circular patches are fed at the same time. Because of the phase difference fed to the patches, the proposed structure can realize wide-angle beam scanning from backward direction to forward direction as the frequency changes, breaking the limit of traditional leaky-wave antennas. Both numerical simulations and measured results demonstrate good performance of the proposed structure. It is shown that the scanning angle can reach 55° with an average gain level of 9.8 dBi. The proposed frequency scanning patch array is of great value in planar integrated communication systems.

Research Area(s)

  • Beam scanning, circular-patch array, surface plasmon polariton (SPP)

Citation Format(s)

Frequency-Controlled Broad-Angle Beam Scanning of Patch Array Fed by Spoof Surface Plasmon Polaritons. / Yin, Jia Yuan; Ren, Jian; Zhang, Qian; Zhang, Hao Chi; Liu, Yan Qing; Li, Yun Bo; Wan, Xiang; Cui, Tie Jun.

In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 64, No. 12, 7728026, 01.12.2016, p. 5181-5189.

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