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Author Thompson, Dane ♦ Kingsley, Nickolas ♦ Dejean, Gerald ♦ Iliopoulos, Vasilis ♦ Li, Ronglin ♦ Ponchak, George E. ♦ Tentzeris, Manos ♦ Papapolymerou, John
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Organic Substrate ♦ Lcps Multi-layer Lamination Capability ♦ Low Cost ♦ Excellent Candidate ♦ Phase Shifter ♦ Several Transmission Line ♦ Full-wave Simulation ♦ Nasa Application ♦ Hermetic Nature ♦ 4-bit Rf Mem Phase Shifter ♦ Lightweight Dual Frequency Polarization Microstrip ♦ Initial Design ♦ Ghz Prototype Patch Array ♦ Integrated Rf Mem ♦ Liquid Crystal Polymer ♦ Mechanical Property ♦ Recent Result ♦ Flexible Antenna Array
Abstract Abstract- This paper presents the most recent results towards the development of a lightweight dual frequency/polarization microstrip antenna array on Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) substrates for NASAs remote sensing applications. LCPs multi-layer lamination capabilities, excellent electrical and mechanical properties, and near hermetic nature make it an excellent candidate for the development of low cost, flexible antenna arrays with integrated RF MEMS switch phase shifters for NASAs applications up to 110 GHz. To test the viability of LCP at these frequencies, several transmission lines were characterized from 2 110 GHz on LCP for the first time and a 14 GHz prototype patch array was developed. Initial designs and full-wave simulations have also been performed for a 4-bit RF MEMS phase shifter. I.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article