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Integrated filtering in reconfigurable planar phased-array antennas with spurious harmonic suppression

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Author: Cifola, L. · Gerini, G. · Monni, S. · Berg, S. van den · Water, F. van de
Type:article
Date:2013
Publisher: IEEE
Place: Piscataway, NJ
Source:2013 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems & Technology, 15-18 October 2013, Waltham, MD, USA, 598-603
Identifier: 489575
doi: doi:10.1109/ARRAY.2013.6731897
Keywords: Radar · Phased array antennas · Harmonic suppression · Patch antennas · Radar antennas · Spaceborne radar · Filtering functionalities · Filtenna · Defence Research · Defence, Safety and Security · Physics & Electronics Physics & Electronics · RT - Radar Technology ; OPT - Optics · TS - Technical Sciences

Abstract

In the present work, the possibility to integrate filtering functionalities in a phased-array antenna at radiating element level is investigated. The filtenna concept has been applied to an X-band phased array of slot-fed patches. An effective strategy for the suppression of spurious harmonics, based on the perturbation of the patch currents of the patch associated to the higher order modes, is described. Furthermore, frequency reconfigurability has been introduced at the antenna level, making the radiating structure capable of covering the entire radar X-band ([8.5-10.5] GHz).