A Pattern Reconfigurable Compact Antenna Structure Based on Shorted Microstrip Patches

ÇELİK F. T., ALATAN L., Civi O. A.

16th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Madrid, Spain, 27 March - 01 April 2022 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Madrid
  • Country: Spain
  • Keywords: antenna design, beam steering, conical beam, reconfigurable antenna element, shorted patch
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A compact pattern reconfigurable antenna structure is proposed. The proposed antenna structure is composed of two shorted quarter-wave microstrip patch antennas placed side by side to share a common shorting plane. Therefore, the total length of the antenna is a half wavelength. Pattern reconfiguration is achieved by exciting two antennas with different phases and consequently steering the main beam. With such a compact antenna, beam steering up to 350 is demonstrated.