Planar Directional Beam Antenna Design for Beam Switching System Applications

  • Lee, Seok-Jae ;
  • Yoon, Won-Sang ;
  • Han, Sang-Min
  • Received : 2016.03.30
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2017.01.31


In this paper, a planar directional beam-switchable antenna with four orthogonal beam directions is proposed. The proposed antenna is designed with two crossed active elements and two parasitic elements for each direction. The design methodology is described on the basis of the Yagi-Uda method for the active and parasitic elements, respectively. By adjusting the effective electric lengths of the parasitic elements, the roles of a director and a reflector are exchanged with each other. The planar four-way beam-switchable Yagi-Uda antenna is implemented. From the experimental results. The proposed design method is verified for orthogonal radiation beam switching.


Beam-Steering Antennas;ESPAR;Planar Dipoles;Reconfigurable Antennas;Yagi-Uda Antennas


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Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)