An Electrically Controlled Pattern- and Polarization-Reconfigurable Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna

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  • Tianyu Zhang
  • Nan Yang
  • Pengfei Gu
  • Rushan Chen


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2309-2313
Number of pages5
Journal / PublicationIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Issue number12
Online published2 Sep 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


A pattern- and polarization-reconfigurable dielectric resonator (DR) antenna (DRA) is presented. It deploys a conventional cylindrical DR with a new switchable feeding network. The feeding network has four slots that are etched in the ground. By tuning the phase distributions in these slots, three DR modes (the TM01δ and two degenerated HEM113 modes) are excited. The former has an omnidirectional radiation pattern, whereas the latter two have boresight patterns with orthogonal polarizations (x- and y-polarization). By tuning the height-to-radius ratio, these modes can be designed to operate at the same frequency, thus enabling both the pattern and polarization reconfigurability. A prototype of the reconfigurable DRA working in the 2.4 GHz is fabricated and measured to verify ideas. Reasonable agreement between measurements and simulations is obtained. Our design provides both pattern and polarization reconfigurability, with good efficiency in the band of interest.

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  • dielectric resonator antenna (DRA), PIN diodes, polarizations, radiation patterns, Reconfigurable antenna

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