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Reflectarray Antennas

Book Description

This book provides engineers with a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in reflectarray antenna research and development. The authors describe, in detail, design procedures for a wide range of applications, including broadband, multi-band, multi-beam, contour-beam, beam-scanning, and conformal reflectarray antennas. They provide sufficient coverage of basic reflectarray theory to fully understand reflectarray antenna design and analysis such that the readers can pursue reflectarray research on their own. Throughout the book numerous illustrative design examples including numerical and experimental results are provided.

 

Featuring in-depth theoretical analysis along with practical design examples, Reflectarray Antennas is an excellent text/reference for engineering graduate students, researchers, and engineers in the field of antennas. It belongs on the bookshelves of university libraries, research institutes, and industrial labs and research facilities.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Foreword
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. 1 Introduction to Reflectarray Antennas
    1. 1.1 Reflectarray Concept
    2. 1.2 Reflectarray Developments
    3. 1.3 Overview of this Book
    4. References
  7. 2 Analysis and Design of Reflectarray Elements
    1. 2.1 Phase‐Shift Distribution on the Reflectarray Aperture
    2. 2.2 Phase Tuning Approaches for Reflectarray Elements
    3. 2.3 Element Analysis Methods
    4. 2.4 Examples of Classic Reflectarray Elements
    5. 2.5 Reflectarray Element Characteristics and Design Considerations
    6. 2.6 Reflectarray Element Measurements
    7. References
  8. 3 System Design and Aperture Efficiency Analysis
    1. 3.1 A General Feed Model
    2. 3.2 Aperture Efficiency
    3. 3.3 Aperture Blockage and Edge Diffraction
    4. 3.4 The Analogy between a Reflectarray and a Parabolic Reflector
    5. References
  9. 4 Radiation Analysis Techniques
    1. 4.1 Array Theory Approach: The Robust Analysis Technique
    2. 4.2 Aperture Field Approach: The Classical Analysis Technique
    3. 4.3 Important Topics in Reflectarray Radiation Analysis
    4. 4.4 Full‐Wave Simulation Approaches
    5. 4.5 Numerical Examples
    6. References
  10. 5 Bandwidth of Reflectarray Antennas
    1. 5.1 Bandwidth Constraints in Reflectarray Antennas
    2. 5.2 Reflectarray Element Bandwidth
    3. 5.3 Reflectarray System Bandwidth
    4. References
  11. 6 Reflectarray Design Examples
    1. 6.1 A Ku‐band Reflectarray Antenna: A Step‐by‐Step Design Example
    2. 6.2 A Circularly Polarized Reflectarray Antenna using an Element Rotation Technique
    3. 6.3 Bandwidth Comparison of Reflectarray Designs using Different Elements
    4. References
  12. 7 Broadband and Multiband Reflectarray Antennas
    1. 7.1 Broadband Reflectarray Design Topologies
    2. 7.2 Phase Synthesis for Broadband Operation
    3. 7.3 Multiband Reflectarray Designs
    4. References
  13. 8 Terahertz, Infrared, and Optical Reflectarray Antennas
    1. 8.1 Above Microwave Frequencies
    2. 8.2 Material Characteristics at Terahertz and Infrared Frequencies
    3. 8.3 Element Losses at Infrared Frequencies
    4. 8.4 Reflectarray Design Methodologies and Enabling Technologies
    5. 8.5 Future Trends
    6. References
  14. 9 Multi‐Beam and Shaped‐Beam Reflectarray Antennas
    1. 9.1 Direct Design Approaches for Multi‐Beam Reflectarrays
    2. 9.2 Synthesis Design Approaches for Shaped‐ and Multi‐Beam Reflectarrays
    3. 9.3 Practical Reflectarray Designs
    4. References
  15. 10 Beam‐Scanning Reflectarray Antennas
    1. 10.1 Beam‐Scanning Approaches for Reflectarray Antennas
    2. 10.2 Feed‐Tuning Techniques
    3. 10.3 Aperture Phase‐Tuning Techniques
    4. 10.4 Frontiers in Beam‐Scanning Reflectarray Research
    5. References
  16. 11 Reflectarray Engineering and Emerging Applications
    1. 11.1 Advanced Reflectarray Geometries
    2. 11.2 Reflectarrays for Satellite Applications
    3. 11.3 Power Combining and Amplifying Reflectarrays
    4. 11.4 A Perspective on Reflectarray Antennas
    5. References
  17. Index
  18. End User License Agreement