Design Optimization of Reflectarray Antenna Fabricated above Paper Based Substrate Materials

  • Hasan Ijaz Malik
  • Muhammad Yusof Ismail
  • Muhammad Hezri Mokhtar
Keywords: Reflectarray antenna, Paper substrate, Broadband, Figure of Merit

Abstract

A novel combination of X – band reflectarray antenna printed above paper based substrate material has been presented for microwave antenna application. Paper substrate materials with controlled compositions, characterized using dielectric probe shows dielectric constants of 1.68 and 1.74 and loss tangents of 0.074 and 0.082 respectively. Reflectarray unit elements simulated using CST MWS were fabricated over the paper substrates using adhesive copper tape. The fabricated samples tested for the scattering parameters demonstrate an efficient bandwidth of 340 and 290 MHz for both the substrate materials. Moreover the measured reflection phase of the elements covers a phase range of 310º and 290º for proposed paper substrates.

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Published
12-09-2019
How to Cite
Malik, H. I., Ismail, M. Y., & Mokhtar, M. H. (2019). Design Optimization of Reflectarray Antenna Fabricated above Paper Based Substrate Materials. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 11(6), 151-158. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/2616
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