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Advanced antenna design using radio frequency liquid crystals and LCD manufacturing
Author(s): Ryan Stevenson; Mohsen Sazegar; Philip Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

For broadband, mobile satellite communications applications such as autonomous driving, a high gain, scanning antenna is required. The satellite communications industry, however, is dominated by dish antennas mounted on motorized gimbals for these use cases. These solutions are too large, heavy, and power-consuming to offer solutions for consumer applications. We have addressed these issues by commercializing a novel, electronically scanned antenna technology, which is achieved using diffractive metasurfaces and high-birefringence radio frequency liquid crystals. This technology is positioned for mass production by leveraging the manufacturing capabilities of the LC display industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2020
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11303, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XV, 113030N (25 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2551380
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Ryan Stevenson, Kymeta Corp. (United States)
Mohsen Sazegar, Kymeta Corp. (United States)
Philip Sullivan, Kymeta Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11303:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XV
Liang-Chy Chien; Dirk J. Broer, Editor(s)

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