Wide-angle beam steering based on an active conformal metasurface lens

Huan Li, Chao Ma, Fazhong Shen, Kuiwen Xu, Dexin Ye, Jiangtao Huangfu, Changzhi Li, Lixin Ran, Tayeb A. Denidni

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This work experimentally demonstrates a wide-angle beam steering based on an active conformal metasurface lens. Integrated with microwave varactors, the transmission phase of this cylindrical metasurface lens can be tuned in a range up to 195° by direct-current (DC) bias voltages. By compensating the phase difference between different incidences, the proposed cylindrical lens can collimate the incident spherical wave front into a plane wave front with predefined deflection angle. By increasing the number of feeding sources, the beam steering range of conformal lens can be expanded to ±60°. Having advantages of low cost and simple structure, the proposed conformal lens can be extended to millimeter-wave band and enable a wide range of applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8936458
Pages (from-to)185264-185272
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - 2019


  • Conformal antenna
  • active metasurface
  • beam steering
  • cylindrical lens
  • phase shift


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