A dual frequency retrodirective array with reduced surface waves

Mohammad Fairouz, Mohammad A. Saed

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Abstract

A one-dimensional, dual frequency, active retrodirective array is proposed. Microstrip circular patch antennas with four shorting pins are used as array elements to suppress surface waves. The proposed design eliminates undesired coupling between array elements due to surface waves present in conventional microstrip antenna arrays in order to improve array performance. The antenna array uses circularly polarized microstrip elements with higher gain than conventional microstrip antennas. The proposed retrodirective array operates at 2.4GHz for the interrogating signal and 5.8GHz for the retransmitted signal, using up-converting mixers. The Design procedure, simulation results and experimental measurements are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 16th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479975211
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 2015
Event2015 16th IEEE Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2015 - Cocoa Beach, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2015Apr 15 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE 16th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2015

Conference

Conference2015 16th IEEE Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2015
CountryUnited States
CityCocoa Beach
Period04/13/1504/15/15

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Keywords

  • Microstrip antennas
  • Retrodirective arrays
  • Surface wave suppression

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Fairouz, M., & Saed, M. A. (2015). A dual frequency retrodirective array with reduced surface waves. In 2015 IEEE 16th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2015 [7120356] (2015 IEEE 16th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WAMICON.2015.7120356