In this contribution, we propose a quadratic-gradient metasurface dome operating in the near-field region of a dual-polarized phased array able enhancing its grating-lobe-free scanning range without affecting its other characteristics. The dome consists of an array of Huygens unit-cells exhibiting an extremely low insertion loss and a proper phase shift in transmission. The main characteristic of the proposed dome is the quadratic-gradient phase profile, which minimizes the beam divergence in broadside direction, whereas linearly increases the scanning region in off-broadside pointing angles. A proper set of numerical simulations have been performed showing the capability of the proposed dome to enhance the grating lobe free scanning region from -58° to -83°.

Monti, A., Barbuto, M., Massagrande, C., Vellucci, S., Marini, A.V., Ramaccia, D., et al. (2021). Enhancing the beam scanning capability of phased arrays using quadratic-gradient metasurface dome. In 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, APS/URSI 2021 - Proceedings (pp.333-334). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/APS/URSI47566.2021.9704194].

Enhancing the beam scanning capability of phased arrays using quadratic-gradient metasurface dome

Monti A.;Vellucci S.;Marini A. V.;Ramaccia D.;Toscano A.;Bilotti F.
2021

Abstract

In this contribution, we propose a quadratic-gradient metasurface dome operating in the near-field region of a dual-polarized phased array able enhancing its grating-lobe-free scanning range without affecting its other characteristics. The dome consists of an array of Huygens unit-cells exhibiting an extremely low insertion loss and a proper phase shift in transmission. The main characteristic of the proposed dome is the quadratic-gradient phase profile, which minimizes the beam divergence in broadside direction, whereas linearly increases the scanning region in off-broadside pointing angles. A proper set of numerical simulations have been performed showing the capability of the proposed dome to enhance the grating lobe free scanning region from -58° to -83°.
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Monti, A., Barbuto, M., Massagrande, C., Vellucci, S., Marini, A.V., Ramaccia, D., et al. (2021). Enhancing the beam scanning capability of phased arrays using quadratic-gradient metasurface dome. In 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, APS/URSI 2021 - Proceedings (pp.333-334). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/APS/URSI47566.2021.9704194].
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