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Open Access Thesis
Conformal Phased Array Antennas (CPAAs) are very attractive for their high gain, low profile, and beam scanning ability while being conformal to their mounting surface. Among them are microstrip patch phased arrays and wideband slot phased arrays which are of particular significance.
In this work, first the study, design, and implementation of a conformal microstrip patch phased array is presented which consists of a high gain beam scanning array implemented using microstrip delay lines controlled using GaAs SPDT switches. Then the study and design of a wideband Coplanar Waveguide (CPW)-fed slot phased array antenna is presented. In both cases the array beam scanning properties are elucidated by incorporating the measured delay line scattering parameters inside Ansys Designer simulation models and then computing and presenting their full-wave radiation characteristics.
Aldossary, H. S.(2013). Design and Analysis of an Electronically Steerable Microstrip Patch and a Novel Coplanar Waveguide (CpW) Fed Slot Antenna Array. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/2166