A polarization-reconfigurable wideband high-gain antenna using liquid metal tuning

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Authors

  • Chang Xu
  • Zhengpeng Wang
  • Yi Wang
  • Peng Wang
  • Steven Gao

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

This article presents a polarization-reconfigurable wideband high-gain antenna based on liquid metal tuning. The antenna consists of a center-feed circular patch antenna with a C-shaped slot as the driven element. To broaden the bandwidth and improve the realized gain, a parasitic circular disc and 13 circular directors are employed. The direction of polarization can be tuned by changing the location of the liquid metal alloy contained in the tube. The relationship between the dimensions and the maximally achievable gain has been analyzed. The antenna has exhibited a -10 dB impedance bandwidth from 4.3 to 5.3 GHz (a fractional bandwidth of 21.2%). A 14.4 dBi gain is achieved at 5.3 GHz. The simulation and measurement results show good agreement with each other.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5835-5841
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume68
Issue number8
Early online date29 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Liquid metal, Yagi antenna, polarization reconfigurable

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