A compact phase-shifting unit for phased array antennas

Can Ding, Y. Jay Guo, Pei Yuan Qin, Yintang Yang

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Abstract

A compact reconfigurable defected microstrip structure (RDMS) unit is proposed for phase shifters used in phased array antennas. The RDMS unit can introduce a phase shift when working in two different states. The performance of the RDMS unit, including the phase shift and insertion loss, is found to have closely correlations with some key dimensions, which is elucidated using equations and simulations. A RDMS unit with optimized dimensions is fabricated as an example, and measured to have a phase shift of 20° at 5.2 GHz. Then, two of such RDMS units are cascaded, resulting in a 1-bit phase shifter which has a doubled phase shift but smaller insertion loss. The proposed phase shifter is compact, low cost, and easy to be fabricated and integrated in microstrip systems. Therefore, it offers a low-cost and low-profile solution to phase shifts in phased array antennas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2014: Connecting the Future, EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMC 2014: 44th European Microwave Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1746-1749
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870354
ISBN (Print)9781479955985
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2014
Event2014 44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 Oct 20149 Oct 2014

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Other2014 44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period6/10/149/10/14

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    Ding, C., Guo, Y. J., Qin, P. Y., & Yang, Y. (2014). A compact phase-shifting unit for phased array antennas. In European Microwave Week 2014: Connecting the Future, EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMC 2014: 44th European Microwave Conference (pp. 1746-1749). [6986794] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMC.2014.6986794, https://doi.org/10.1109/EuRAD.2014.6991302