Fully Metallic Reflectarray for the Ku-Band Based on a 3D Architecture
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Reflectarray3D architectureResonator-based waveguide cellsSatellite communicationsKu-band
Velasco, J.; ParelladaSerrano, I.; Molero, C. Fully Metallic Reflectarray for the Ku-Band Based on a 3D Architecture. Electronics 2021, 10, 2648. https://doi.org/10.3390/ electronics10212648
This document presents the design and manufacture of a reflectarray (RA) antenna for the Ku-band that is based on a fully-metallic 3D architecture. The reflectarray unit cell is formed by a square-shaped waveguide section ending in a short circuit, which is the reflectarray back ground plane. Each cell has the ability of configuring the phase of its own reflected field by means of resonators perforated on the walls of the cell waveguide section. The resonator-based waveguide cell introduces the 3D character to the design. The geometry of the resonators and the size variation introduces the phase behavior of each cell, thus, conforming the radiation pattern of the reflectarray. This design explores the potential of phase value truncation (six states and two states) and demonstrates that proper pattern results can be obtained with this phase truncation.