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Multiband phased array antennas for wireless communications
Author(s): James J. Foshee; Raghbir S. Tahim; Kai Chang
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Paper Abstract

Need for exchanging a wide range of information among many users in a timely manner, has resulted in a rapid expansion of frequency utilization, in addition to bandwidth expansion. High resolution video, infrared sensors, and various types of radars now are expected to be readily exchanged among users, and these users can be located on the surface, in the air and these users can be expected to be not only mobile, but highly mobile. To exchange this high volume information reliably among these many users requires a high data rate and the use of directional antennas. The use of directional antennas would also tend to reduce the possibility of interference among the users and also reduce the RF terminal power consumption requirements. This paper describes a multi-functional phased array antenna design, which can operate at either Ku-Band or Ka-Band without the need for switching or reconfiguration; and can be readily switched to provide information in an timely manner to the various users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4395, Digital Wireless Communication III, (28 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438278
Show Author Affiliations
James J. Foshee, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Raghbir S. Tahim, RST Scientific Research, Inc. (United States)
Kai Chang, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4395:
Digital Wireless Communication III
Raghuveer M. Rao; Soheil A. Dianat; Michael D. Zoltowski, Editor(s)

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