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Reconfigurable Conformal Antenna Arrays for Broadband in the Sky Networks

Funding: 2016: $110,000
2017: $130,000
2018: $110,000

Project Member(s): Guo, Y., Huang, X.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2016

Summary: The project aims to develop the fundamental theory and technology for a novel type of antennas, namely, reconfigurable conformal antenna arrays, for future broadband in the sky networks (BISNets). The antenna would be conformal to the surface of the mounting platform, and its elements would be reconfigured in situ to generate the optimum radiation characteristics to suit the radio environment. It is expected that the research will advance the scientific knowledge of space-borne wireless communications and sensing in general, and antennas in particular. It will significantly enhance the performance and reduce the cost of BISNets. It will create a competitive edge to Australia’s broadband infrastructure and Australian industries.

Publications:

Karmokar, DK, Chen, SL, Bird, TS & Guo, YJ 2019, 'Single-Layer Multi-Via Loaded CRLH Leaky-Wave Antennas for Wide-Angle Beam Scanning With Consistent Gain', IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 313-317.
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Lin, W & Ziolkowski, RW 2019, 'Electrically Small Huygens Antenna-Based Fully-Integrated Wireless Power Transfer and Communication System', IEEE ACCESS, vol. 7, pp. 39762-39769.
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Shi, T, Tang, MC, Wu, Z, Xu, HX & Ziolkowski, RW 2019, 'Improved signal-to-noise ratio, bandwidth-enhanced electrically small antenna augmented with internal non-foster elements', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 2763-2768.
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Sun, H-H, Ding, C, Zhu, H, Jones, B & Guo, YJ 2019, 'Suppression of Cross-Band Scattering in Multiband Antenna Arrays', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 2379-2389.
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Tang, MC, Duan, Y, Wu, Z, Chen, X, Li, M & Ziolkowski, RW 2019, 'Pattern reconfigurable, vertically polarized, low-profile, compact, near-field resonant parasitic antenna', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 1467-1475.
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Tang, MC, Wu, Z, Shi, T & Ziolkowski, RW 2019, 'Dual-Band, Linearly Polarized, Electrically Small Huygens Dipole Antennas', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 37-47.
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Wu, K, Ni, W, Su, T, Liu, RP & Guo, YJ 2019, 'Efficient angle-of-arrival estimation of lens antenna arrays for wireless information and power transfer', IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 116-130.
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Wu, K, Ni, W, Su, T, Liu, RP & Guo, YJ 2019, 'Expeditious estimation of angle-of-arrival for hybrid butler matrix arrays', IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 2170-2185.
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Yang, T, Ding, C & Guo, Y 2019, 'A Highly Birefringent and Nonlinear AsSe2-As2S5 Photonic Crystal Fiber with Two Zero-Dispersion Wavelengths', IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 11, no. 1.
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Zhu, H, Sun, HH, Jones, B, Ding, C & Guo, YJ 2019, 'Wideband Dual-Polarized Multiple Beam-Forming Antenna Arrays', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.
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Liu, Y, Luo, Q, Li, M & Guo, YJ 2019, 'Thinned Massive Antenna Array for 5G Millimeter-Wave Communications', 2019 13TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION (EUCAP), 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), IEEE, Krakow, POLAND.
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Arslanagić, S & Ziolkowski, RW 2018, 'Highly Subwavelength, Superdirective Cylindrical Nanoantenna.', Physical review letters, vol. 120, no. 23, pp. 237401-237401.
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Hu, KZ, Tang, MC, Li, M & Ziolkowski, RW 2018, 'Compact, Low-Profile, Bandwidth-Enhanced Substrate Integrated Waveguide Filtenna', IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 1552-1556.
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Karmokar, DK, Guo, YJ, Qin, PY, Chen, SL & Bird, TS 2018, 'Substrate integrated waveguide-based periodic backward-to-forward scanning leaky-wave antenna with low cross-polarization', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 3846-3856.
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Lin, W & Ziolkowski, RW 2018, 'Electrically Small, Low-Profile, Huygens Circularly Polarized Antenna', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 636-643.
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Lin, W, Chen, SL, Ziolkowski, RW & Guo, YJ 2018, 'Reconfigurable, Wideband, Low-Profile, Circularly Polarized Antenna and Array Enabled by an Artificial Magnetic Conductor Ground', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 1564-1569.
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Lin, W, Wong, H & Ziolkowski, RW 2018, 'Circularly Polarized Antenna with Reconfigurable Broadside and Conical Beams Facilitated by a Mode Switchable Feed Network', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 996-1001.
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Liu, Y, Cheng, J, Xu, KD, Yang, S, Liu, QH & Guo, YJ 2018, 'Reducing the number of elements in the synthesis of a broadband linear array with multiple simultaneous frequency-invariant beam patterns', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 5838-5848.
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Nicholson, KJ, Baum, TC, Ziolkowski, RW, Ghorbani, K & Bain, G 2018, 'Tomographic Characterization of a Multifunctional Composite High-Impedance Surface', IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 2904-2913.
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Tang, MC, Chen, Y, Shi, T & Ziolkowski, RW 2018, 'Bandwidth-enhanced, compact, near-field resonant parasitic filtennas with sharp out-of-band suppression', IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 1483-1487.
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Tang, MC, Wu, Z, Shi, T, Zeng, H, Lin, W & Ziolkowski, RW 2018, 'Dual-linearly polarized, electrically small, low-profile, broadside radiating, huygens dipole antenna', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 3877-3885.
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Tang, MC, Zhou, B, Duan, Y, Chen, X & Ziolkowski, RW 2018, 'Pattern-Reconfigurable, Flexible, Wideband, Directive, Electrically Small Near-Field Resonant Parasitic Antenna', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 2271-2280.
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Yang, T, Ding, C, Ziolkowski, RW & Guo, YJ 2018, 'Circular hole ENZ photonic crystal fibers exhibit high birefringence.', Optics express, vol. 26, no. 13, pp. 17264-17278.
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Yang, T, Ding, C, Ziolkowski, RW & Jay Guo, Y 2018, 'A Scalable THz Photonic Crystal Fiber with Partially-Slotted Core That Exhibits Improved Birefringence and Reduced Loss', Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 36, no. 16, pp. 3408-3417.
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Yang, X, Qin, PY, Liu, Y, Yin, YZ & Guo, YJ 2018, 'Analysis and Design of a Broadband Multifeed Tightly Coupled Patch Array Antenna', IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 217-220.
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Bah, AO, Ziolkowski, RW, Qin, PY & Guo, YJ 2018, 'Design and Analysis of a Wide Angle Impedance Matching Metasurface for Wideband Antenna Arrays', 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018), European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, IET, London.
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Chen, SL, Qin, PY, Ding, C & Guo, YJ 2017, 'Cavity-backed proximity-coupled reconfigurable microstrip antenna with agile polarizations and steerable beams', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.
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Chen, SL, Qin, PY, Guo, YJ, Liu, Y & You, P 2017, 'Generalized 2-D Numerical Pattern Synthesis Algorithm for Low Cross Polarization and Low Sidelobe Synthesis', IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 16, pp. 2578-2581.
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Chen, X, Qin, PY, Guo, YJ & Fu, G 2017, 'Low-profile and wide-beamwidth dual-polarized distributed microstrip antenna', IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 2272-2280.
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Ding, C, Sun, H, Ziolkowski, RW & Guo, YJ 2017, 'Simplified Tightly-Coupled Cross-Dipole Arrangement for Base Station Applications', IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 27491-27503.
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Huang, J, Lin, W, Qiu, F, Jiang, C, Lei, D & Guo, YJ 2017, 'A Low Profile, Ultra-Lightweight, High Efficient Circularly-Polarized Antenna Array for Ku Band Satellite Applications', IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 18356-18365.
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Li, H & Huang, X 2017, 'Multicast Systems with Fair Scheduling in Non-identically Distributed Fading Channels', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 10, pp. 8835-8844.
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Lin, W, Ziolkowski, RW & Baum, TC 2017, '28GHz Compact Omni-Directional Circularly Polarized Antenna for Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications in Future 5G Systems', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, no. 12, pp. 6904-6911.
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Sun, H, Ding, C, Jones, B & Guo, YJ 2017, 'A Wideband Base Station Antenna Element with Stable Radiation Pattern and Reduced Beam Squint', IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 23022-23031.
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Tang, M-C, Chen, X, Li, M & Ziolkowski, R 2017, 'A Bandwidth-Enhanced, Compact, Single-Feed, Low-Profile, Multi-Layered, Circularly Polarized Patch Antenna', IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 16, pp. 2258-2261.
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Tang, M-C, Chen, Z, Wang, H, Li, M, Luo, B, Wang, J, Shi, Z & Ziolkowski, RW 2017, 'Mutual Coupling Reduction Using Meta-Structures for Wideband, Dual-Polarized, High-Density Patch Arrays', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 3986-3996.
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Tang, M-C, Shi, T & Ziolkowski, RW 2017, 'A Study of 28 GHz, Planar, Multi-Layered, Electrically Small, Broadside Radiating, Huygens Source Antennas', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, no. 12, pp. 6345-6354.
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Tang, MC, Wen, Z, Wang, H, Li, M & Ziolkowski, RW 2017, 'Compact, Frequency-Reconfigurable Filtenna with Sharply Defined Wideband and Continuously Tunable Narrowband States', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, no. 10, pp. 5026-5034.
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Tang, MC, Zhou, B & Ziolkowski, RW 2017, 'Low-Profile, Electrically Small, Huygens Source Antenna with Pattern-Reconfigurability That Covers the Entire Azimuthal Plane', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 1063-1072.
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Zhang, T, Pegrum, C, Du, J & Guo, YJ 2017, 'Simulation and measurement of a Ka-band HTS MMIC Josephson junction mixer', Superconductor Science and Technology, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 1-8.
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Ziolkowski, RW 2017, 'Using huygens multipole arrays to realize unidirectional needle-like radiation', Physical Review X, vol. 7, pp. 1-13.
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Le, AT, Huang, XJ & Guo, YJAY 2017, 'On Performance of Analog Least Mean Square Loop for Self-Interference Cancellation in In-Band Full-Duplex OFDM Systems', Proceedings of the 85th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, IEEE, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-5.
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Ji, LY, Qin, PY, Guo, YJ, Ding, C, Fu, G & Gong, SX 2016, 'A Wideband Polarization Reconfigurable Antenna with Partially Reflective Surface', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 64, no. 10, pp. 4534-4538.
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Tang, M-C, Wang, H & Ziolkowski, R 2016, 'Design and Testing of Simple, Electrically Small, Low-Profile, Huygens Source Antennas with Broadside Radiation Performance', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 64, no. 11, pp. 4607-4617.
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Wei, F, Qin, P-Y, Guo, YJ & Shi, X-W 2016, 'Design of multi-band bandpass filters based on stub loaded stepped-impedance resonator with defected microstrip structure', IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 230-236.
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Bah, AO, Qin, P & Guo, J 2016, 'An Extremely Wideband Tapered Balun for Application inTightly Coupled Arrays', Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC), IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC), IEEE, Cairns, Australia.
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Chen, X, Guo, YJ, Qin, PY & Fu, G 2016, 'Low-cost 3D printed compact circularly polarized antenna with high efficiency and wide beamwidth', Proceedings of the 2016 18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016, International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, IEEE, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, pp. 497-500.
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Karmokar, DK, Guo, YJ, Qin, PY, Esselle, KP & Bird, TS 2016, 'A dual-band half-width microstrip leaky-wave antenna for beam scanning in the forward and backward directions', Proceedings of the 2016 18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016, International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, IEEE, Cairns, QLD, Australia, pp. 816-819.
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Qin, PY, Guo, YJ, Ji, LY & Wei, F 2016, 'A single-layer wideband reflectarray with sub-wavelength phase-shifting elements', 2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings, IEEE Antennas-and-Propagation-Society International Symposium (APSURSI), IEEE, Puerto Rico, pp. 1415-1416.
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Yang, X, Zhao, G, Hu, W, Guo, YJ, Yin, YZ & Bah, AO 2016, 'Characteristics of wideband phased array with two-layer metasurface', Proceedings of the 2016 18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016, International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, IEEE, Cairns, Australia, pp. 852-855.
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Zhang, J, Hay, S & Guo, Y 2016, 'Directional Antennas for Point-to-Multipoint Millimetre Wave Communications', Proceedings of the 2016 6th IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, IEEE APWC 2016, IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC), IEEE, Cairns, QLD, 2016.
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Ding, C, Guo, YJ, Qin, P & Yang, Y 2015, 'A Compact Phase Shifter Employing Reconfigurable Defected Microstrip Structure (RDMS) for Phased Array Antennas', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 1985-1996.
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Wei, F, Guo, YJ, Qin, P-Y & Shi, XW 2015, 'Compact Balanced Dual-and Tri-band Bandpass Filters Based on Stub Loaded Resonators', IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 76-78.
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Guo, YJ & Qin, PY 2015, 'Advances in reconfigurable antennas for wireless communications', 2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015, 2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), IEEE, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 1-4.
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Ji, LY, Fu, G, Gong, SX, Zhang, T, Guo, YJ, Qin, P-Y & Ding, C 2015, 'Pattern Reconfigurable Fabry-Perot Cavity Antenna', Proceedings of the 2015 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP), IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE, Hobart, AUSTRALIA.
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Ji, LY, Guo, YJ, Qin, PY & Fu, G 2015, 'A reconfigurable beam-scanning partially reflective surface (PRS) antenna', 2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 1-3.
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Keywords: Reconfigurable antenna, conformal antenna arrays, broadband in the sky

FOR Codes: Antennas and Propagation, Broadband and Modem Technology, Satellite Communications, Network Infrastructure Equipment, Command, Control and Communications