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Huiyu Zhou  
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast
United Kingdom

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Patents on Reconfigurable Reflectarray Antennas

Author(s): Apostolos Georgiadis, Ana Collado, Julien Perruisseau-Carrier.

Abstract:

Reflectarray antennas have attracted significant attention due to a number of attractive properties, such as low cost, and conformal deployment capability. In addition, the drive towards flexible radio transceivers, enabling beamforming and multi-beam operation has spurred significant interest towards the design of antenna elements and antenna arrays with reconfigurable capabilities. A review of recent publications and patents on reconfigurable reflectarrays is presented focusing on the different capabilities, technologies and architectures that have been proposed.

Keywords: Reflectarray antennas, reconfigurable antennas, antenna beam-forming

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Article Details

VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 1
Page: [19 - 26]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1874476110902010019