In this paper, a cross-type parasitic array antenna is designed to tune the radiation pattern which attenuates incoming interference and improve packet reception. Using only a 5-element planar array allows full 2-dimensional beam steering. The measurement shows that approximately 30 degrees of beam steering can be achieved by terminating parasitic elements with commercial Si-based varactors allowing rapid and automatic adjustment of antenna patterns.


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antenna radiation patterns, beam steering, planar antenna arrays, tuning, varactors

Date of this Version

January 2009



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2009 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas Propagation USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting (2009) 4 pp.-4 pp.;



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