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Reflectarray Antennas

Reflectarray Antennas

John Huang, Jose Antonio Encinar

ISBN: 978-0-470-17876-8

Nov 2007, Wiley-IEEE Press

320 pages



Describes the configuration and principles of a reflectarray antenna, its advantages over other antennas, the history of its development, analysis techniques, practical design procedures, bandwidth issues and wideband techniques, as well as applications and recent developments. Both authors are well respected practitioners who have build these antennas and developed them for space flight.


1. Introduction to Refl ectarray Antenna.

1.1 Description of Reflectarray.

1.2 Printed Reflectarray.


2. Development History.

2.1 Early Innovations and Developments.

2.2 Recent Developments.

2.3 Comparison with Similar Technologies.


3. Antenna Analysis Techniques.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Overview of Analysis Techniques.

3.3 Phase-Shift Distribution.

3.4 Analysis of Rectangular Patches with Attached Stubs.

3.5 Full-Wave Analysis of Multilayer Periodic Structures.

3.6 Phase-Shifter Element Based on Single and Stacked Variable-Sized Patches.

3.7 Phase-Shifter Element Based on Aperture-Coupled Patches.

3.8 Feed Model and Radiation Patterns.


4. Practical Design Approach.

4.1 Element Effects and Selection.

4.2 Path Length and Phase Delay Calculation.

4.3 Radiation Pattern Calculation.

4.4 Refl ectarray Geometry Design.

4.5 Refl ectarray Power Handling.


5. Broadband Techniques.

5.1 Bandwidth Limitation by the Refl ectarray Element.

5.2 Broadband Phase-Shifter Elements.

5.3 Bandwidth Limitation by Differential Spatial Phase Delay.

5.4 Broadband Techniques for Large Refl ectarrays.


6. Dual-Band Reflectarray.

6.1 Dual-Band with a Single-Layer Substrate.

6.2 Dual-Band with Two-Layer Substrates.

6.3 Multiband Refl ectarray with More than Two Frequencies.


7. Recent and Future Applications.

7.1 Infl atable/Thin-Membrane Refl ectarrays.

7.2 Contoured Beam Refl ectarrays for Space Applications.

7.3 Multi-Beam Reflectarrays.

7.4 Amplifying Reflectarray.

7.5 Folded Compact Refl ectarray.

7.6 Cassegrain Offset-Fed Confi gurations.

7.7 Very Large Aperture Applications.

7.8 Beam Scanning Reflectarrays.