An Electronically Controlled 8-Element Switched Beam Planar Array

Mohammad S. Sharawi, Sameir Deif, Atif Shamim

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An 8-element planar antenna array with electronically controlled switchable-beam pattern is proposed. The planar antenna array consists of patch elements and operates in the 2.45 GHz ISM band. The array is integrated with a digitally controlled feed network that provides the required phases to generate 8 fixed beams covering most of the upper hemisphere of the array. Unlike typical switchable beam antenna arrays, which operate only in one plane, the proposed design is the first to provide full 3D switchable beams with simple control. Only a 3-bit digital word is required for the generation of the 8 different beams. The integrated array is designed on a 3-layer PCB on a Taconic substrate (RF60A). The total dimensions of the fabricated array are 187.1 × 261.3 × 1.3mm$^{3}$.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1350-1353
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
StatePublished - Feb 24 2015

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Acknowledgements: This work was supported by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) through the Science & Technology Unit at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) through Project 11-ELE2150-04 as part of National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan (NSTIP).


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