Unit cells for dual-polarized and polarization-flexible reflectarrays with scanning capabilities

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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Perruisseau-Carrier, Julien; Pardo, Pablo (Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona, Spain)

We present the analysis and design of reflecting cells capable of dynamically and independently control the reflection phase of each component of a dual-polarized impinging wave. Such capability is of significant interest for the future implementation of dual-polarized and polarization-flexible reflectarrays with scanning capabilities. The presented cells are controlled by varactor diodes and operate in lower X-band (8 GHz). Simulated and measurement results demonstrate good performances in terms of phase range, losses and bandwidth. For example, a range of 300deg is achieved under normal incidence at 8 GHz with maximum and average reflection loss of 3.3 dB and 1.4 dB, respectively.