Characteristics of wideband phased array with two-layer metasurface

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Proceedings of the 2016 18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016, 2016, pp. 852 - 855
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© 2016 IEEE. The agile beam scanning ability is attractive feature of phased array over traditional mechanical array, but it is difficult to achieve perfect impedance matching in all the directions. Furthermore, phased array capable of wideband operation is desired in multi-function radar and modern communication systems. In this paper, a wideband tightly coupled array models equipped with two-layer metasurface is presented and its characteristics are investigated. The metasurface consists of two substrates each printed with different periodic metallic patches to accommodate wideband and wide angle applications. The results show that, with the assistance of this artificial metasurface, the phased array can operate over a 5:1 ratio impedance bandwidth (VSWR<3) and the scanning angle is as large as 45°.
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