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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2011, Article ID 427015, 10 pages
Research Article

Broadband Printed Cross-Dipole Element with Four Polarization Reconfigurations for Mobile Base Station Array Antenna Applications

1Radio Technology Research Department, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejeon 305-700, Republic of Korea
2Division of Information & Communication Engineering, Kongju National University, Cheonan 330-717, Republic of Korea

Received 18 February 2011; Accepted 26 April 2011

Academic Editor: Zhongxiang Q. Shen

Copyright © 2011 Soon-Young Eom et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper describes a broadband printed cross-dipole element with four polarization reconfigurations (BPCDE_PR). The BPCDE_PR can configure two linear and two circular polarizations in the operating band of 1.7–2.5 GHz. To implement the broadband polarization reconfigurations, switched network type broadband phase shifters are proposed and designed. The fabricated BPCDE_PR prototype with switched network including broadband phase shifters shows good electrical performances and the desired polarization reconfigurable functions in the operating band.