International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Reflectarray Antennas: Analysis and Synthesis Techniques


Publishing date
03 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Feb 2012

Lead Editor

1Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e Sistemistica (DEIS), Università della Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy

2Institut d'Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes (IETR), Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), 35708 Rennes Cedex 7, France

3Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Asturias, Spain


Reflectarray Antennas: Analysis and Synthesis Techniques

Description

Reflectarrays have received great attention in recent years due to their capabilities to provide large aperture solutions with simple feeding mechanism. They provide a useful solution in many aerospace and automotive applications to replace cumbersome reflector antennas and/or complex and lossy printed phased arrays. Many improvements have been brought to overcome the bandwidth limitations of first passive configurations and to achieve more advanced features such as dual-polarization or multiband operation. Meanwhile, various techniques have been investigated to obtain efficient active phase-shifting cells for pattern reconfiguration. They involve either discrete components (MEMS, pin diodes, varactors) or innovative tunable materials such as ferroelectrics or nematic liquid crystals.

We invite authors to submit original research as well as review articles reporting recent advances in reflectarrays performance improvements. We are particularly interested in new design methodologies and simulation techniques to face the modelling complexity of reflectarrays due to several issues, such as large number of elements, nonperiodic array configurations, multilayer phase-shifting cells and accurate feed characterization. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced analysis and synthesis techniques for large reflectarrays
  • Near-field experimental validations of reflectarrays
  • Innovative unit cell topologies for active and passive reflectarrays
  • Bandwidth enhancement of reflectarrays
  • Millimeter-wave reflectarrays
  • Novel approaches for low-loss reflectarrays design
  • Innovative tunable materials for beam-scanning reflectarrays
  • Global optimization techniques for reflectarrays design
  • Dual-polarized and circularly polarized reflectarrays
  • Aperiodic and conformal reflectarrays
  • Transmitarrays and planar lenses

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 945682
  • - Editorial

Reflectarray Antennas: Analysis and Synthesis Techniques

Sandra Costanzo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 386429
  • - Review Article

Recent Developments of Reflectarray Antennas for Reconfigurable Beams Using Surface-Mounted RF-MEMS

Eduardo Carrasco | Mariano Barba | ... | Jose A. Encinar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 535673
  • - Research Article

Direct Synthesis of Dual-Parameter Concentric Ring RA with Enhanced Bandwidth

Bui Van Ha | Paola Pirinoli | ... | Marco Mussetta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 846017
  • - Research Article

Bandwidth Behavior of Closely Spaced Aperture-Coupled Reflectarrays

F. Venneri | S. Costanzo | G. Di Massa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 474073
  • - Research Article

Systematic Framework for Reflectarray Synthesis Based on Phase Optimization

J. Álvarez | M. Arrebola | ... | F. Las-Heras
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 912809
  • - Research Article

Open Resonator System for Reflectarray Elements Characterization

G. Di Massa | S. Costanzo | O. H. Moreno
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 541354
  • - Research Article

Neural Network Characterization of Reflectarray Antennas

Angelo Freni | Marco Mussetta | Paola Pirinoli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 914868
  • - Research Article

Resonant Elements for Tunable Reflectarray Antenna Design

M. Y. Ismail | M. Inam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 784045
  • - Research Article

Radiation Analysis and Characteristics of Conformal Reflectarray Antennas

Payam Nayeri | Fan Yang | Atef Z. Elsherbeni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 708429
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Synthesis Strategies for a Dual-Polarized Reflectarray

Loic Marnat | Renaud Loison | ... | Hervé Legay
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
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