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A Twelve-Beam Steering Low Profile Patch Antenna with Shorting Vias for Vehicular Applications

Pal, A and Mehta, A and Mirshekar-Syahkal, D and Nakano, H (2017) 'A Twelve-Beam Steering Low Profile Patch Antenna with Shorting Vias for Vehicular Applications.' IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 65 (8). 3905 - 3912. ISSN 0018-926X

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Abstract

A low-profile twelve-beam printed patch antenna is presented for pattern reconfigurable applications. The patch is fed at the four sides using coaxial feeds. Diagonal lines of vias are inserted on the patch surface to restrict currents to the edges. Whilst majority of patch antennas have only axial beam pattern, the proposed antenna produces twelve different beams. When one of its four feeds on the sides is excited and the remaining feeds are open circuited, the antenna generates a linearly polarized tilted beam (6.1 dBi, & #x03B8;max & #x0003D; 30 & #x00B0;). This beam is directed away from feeding patch corner. Therefore, the antenna can steer its tilted beam in four different space quadrants in front of the antenna by exciting one feed at a time. The antenna is also capable of generating eight other beams using multiple feed excitations. They are four additional titled beams (6.1 dBi, & #x03B8;max & #x0003D;30 & #x00B0;), two tilted-twin beam (5.8 dBi, & #x03B8;max & #x0003D; & #x00B1;36 & #x00B0;), one semi-doughnut beam (5.8 dBi) and one axial beam (8.2 dBi). The antenna is designed to operate at test frequency of 2.4 GHz and has a height & #x0003D; 1.5 mm ( & #x03BB;0/83). The impedance matching to 50 & #x03A9; is achieved using right angle slots etched on the patch antenna.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beam steering, low-profile antenna, microstrip patch antenna, pattern reconfigurable antenna, substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) antenna, tilted beam
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 12:47
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20095

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