A vertically polarized, low-profile, compact, near-field resonant parasitic antenna with pattern reconfigurability is demonstrated. The antenna has three dynamic end-fire states facilitated with only three p-i-n diodes. The radiation pattern in each state covers more than 120° in its azimuth plane and, hence, it achieves beam scanning that covers the entire azimuth plane. The antenna height and transverse size are, respectively, only 0.048λ 0 and 0.1λ 0 2 . Measured results, in good agreement with their simulated values, demonstrate that the antenna exhibits a 11% fractional impedance bandwidth, and a 6.6 dBi peak realized gain in all three of its pattern-reconfigurable states. Stable and high peak realized gain values are realized over its entire operational band surrounding 2.22 GHz.
- end-fire radiation
- near-field resonant parasitic (NFRP) antenna
- pattern reconfigurable
- vertical polarization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering