Reconfigurable quarter-mode SIW antenna employing a fluidically switchable via

Ali Pourghorban Saghati, Sina Baghbani Kordmahale, Alireza Pourghroban Saghati, Jun Kameoka, Kamran Entesari

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Abstract

A new method to fluidically switch through via posts is proposed for the first time. The reconfigurable via post is used toward designing a switchable QMSIW antenna. The switching method is based on filling/emptying a non-plated via hole with/from a liquid metal alloy. A QMSIW antenna is designed to initially work at ∼3.2 GHz. Connecting the fluidically switchable via post at the corner of the QMSIW antenna shifts up the operating frequency. This translates into a switching range of 3.2-4.7 GHz. The Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) structures including the micro-channels are bonded to the QMSIW circuit board using a unique fabrication technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages845-846
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028863
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 25
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: 2016 Jun 262016 Jul 1

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings

Other

Other2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period16/6/2616/7/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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