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Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print): 1874-4761
ISSN (Online): 2213-1132
VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/1874476110902010019









Patents on Reconfigurable Reflectarray Antennas

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Author(s): Apostolos Georgiadis, Ana Collado and Julien Perruisseau-Carrier
Pages 19-26 (8)
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
Affiliation:
Department of Communications Subsystems, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (PMT), Av. Canal Olimpic s/n, 08860 - Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain.