A Folded Reflectarray Antenna for 2D Scanning

Conference: GeMiC 2009 - German Microwave Conference
03/16/2009 - 03/18/2009 at München, Germany

Proceedings: GeMiC 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Menzel, Wolfgang; Kessler, Dominik (University of Ulm, Institute of Microwave Techniques, Ulm, Germany)

A folded reflectarray antenna is presented which is able to scan its beam in two dimensions. The antenna is based on the bifocal approach with phase angle adjustments on a top and on a bottom reflector. Seven feeds are used to switch between different beams in one plane, and the backside reflector is tilted to scan in the orthogonal direction. For good performance, top and bottom reflector are designed is a special way. A sample antenna has been built and tested at 77 GHz.