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Directive metamaterial-based subwavelength resonant cavity antennas - Applications for beam steering

Abstract : This article presents the use of composite resonant metamaterials for the design of highly directive subwavelength cavity antennas. These metamaterials, composed of planar metallic patterns periodically organized on dielectric substrates, exhibit frequency dispersive phase characteristics. Different models of metamaterial-based surfaces (metasurfaces), introducing a zero degree reflection phase shift to incident waves, are firstly studied where the bandwidth and operation frequency are predicted. These surfaces are then applied in a resonant Fabry-Perot type cavity and a ray optics analysis is used to design different models of ultra-compact high-gain microstrip printed antennas. Another surface presenting a variable reflection phase by the use of a non-periodic metamaterial-based metallic strips array is designed for a passive low-profile steering beam antenna application. Finally, the incorporation of active electronic components on the metasurfaces, allowing an electronic control of the phase responses, is applied to an operation frequency reconfigurable cavity and a beam steering cavity. All these cavity antennas operate on subwavelength modes, the smallest cavity thickness being of the order of lambda/60. To cite this article: A. Outir et al., C R. Physique 10 (2009). (C) 2009 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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Shah Nawaz Burokur, Riad Yahiaoui, Andre Lustrac. Directive metamaterial-based subwavelength resonant cavity antennas - Applications for beam steering. Comptes Rendus Physique, Centre Mersenne, 2009, 10 (5), pp.414-422. ⟨10.1016/j.crhy.2009.01.004⟩. ⟨hal-01422998⟩



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