6 May 1994 Phase control of a micropatch antenna element
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Abstract
We will describe an effort that to date has produced a working prototype of a micropatch antenna incorporating a single-dollar- per-bit phase shifter. In this paper we will describe a method of controlling a micropatch antenna to provide phase only variation of the antenna characteristics using a similar device to that used for the frequency control experiments. We have successfully varied the phase of the antenna element without significantly changing the operating frequency. This work has led us to pursue further the design and fabrication of an array of such phase adjustable element to test the hypothesis that such phase- controlled micropatch elements can be used to fabricate a low- cost phased-array antenna.
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Michael H. Thursby, Rockwell Hsu, "Phase control of a micropatch antenna element", Proc. SPIE 2190, Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems, (6 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175209; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.175209
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