MEMS Breakdown Effects on the Radiation of a MEMS Based Reconfigurable Reflectarray

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Salti, Hassan; Fourn, Erwan; Gillard, Raphael (Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes IETR, INSA of Rennes, 20, Av. des Buttes de Coesmes, 35043 Rennes Cedex, France)
Legay, Hervé (Thales Alenia Space, 26, Av. Jean François Champollion, 31037 Toulouse Cedex 1, France)
Aubert, Hervé (LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, 7, Av.du Colonel Roche, 31077 Toulouse Cedex 4, France)

The goal of this paper is to estimate MEMS breakdown effects on the radiation pattern of a MEMS-based reconfigurable reflectarray. In addition, a correction procedure is proposed that takes advantage of the numerous possibilities offered by the cell to reach a given phase shift.