MEMS-Reconfigurable Metamaterials and Antenna Applications

International Journal of Antennas and Propagation. 2014;2014 DOI 10.1155/2014/138138


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Journal Title: International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

ISSN: 1687-5869 (Print); 1687-5877 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering | Social Sciences: Transportation and communications: Cellular telephone services industry. Wireless telephone industry

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Tomislav Debogovic (Laboratory of Electromagnetics and Acoustics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), EPFL-STI-IEL-LEMA, ELB 030 (Bâtiment ELB), Station 11, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland)
Julien Perruisseau-Carrier (Group for Adaptive MicroNanoWave Systems, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), EPFL-STI-IEL-GR-JPC, ELB 030 (Bâtiment ELB), Station 11, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland)


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Abstract | Full Text

This paper reviews some of our contributions to reconfigurable metamaterials, where dynamic control is enabled by microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. First, we show reconfigurable composite right-/left-handed transmission lines (CRLH-TLs) having state of the art phase velocity variation and loss, thereby enabling efficient reconfigurable phase shifters and leaky-wave antennas (LWA). Second, we present very low loss metasurface designs with reconfigurable reflection properties, applicable in reflectarrays and partially reflective surface (PRS) antennas. All the presented devices have been fabricated and experimentally validated. They operate in X- and Ku-bands.