Reconfigurable Reflectarrays: Design, Analysis and Fabrication

Reflectarray antennas combine the advantages of both reflector and phased array antennas. Therefore, they offer low-loss, low-cost solutions for the high gain, beam steering and beam shaping applications. First the current progress and future perspectives regarding the design and analysis of reflectarrays are discussed. Then, recent technological developments and techniques that are used to realize reconfigurability in reflectarrays are presented.
9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EuCAP


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H. Ö. Aydın Çivi, “Reconfigurable Reflectarrays: Design, Analysis and Fabrication,” presented at the 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EuCAP, Lisbon, PORTUGAL, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: