A Wideband Reconfigurable and Dual-Polarized Transmitarray Unit Cell Conference

Exadaktylos, C, Zekios, CL, Georgakopoulos, SV. (2023). A Wideband Reconfigurable and Dual-Polarized Transmitarray Unit Cell . 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION & USNC/URSI NATIONAL RADIO SCIENCE MEETING, 2023-July 393-394. 10.1109/USNC-URSI52151.2023.10238075

cited authors

  • Exadaktylos, C; Zekios, CL; Georgakopoulos, SV


  • This work presents a wideband, reconfigurable transmitarray antenna (TA) unit cell (UC) design that supports dual-linear polarization. Namely, a novel TA UC is proposed, inspired by the magneto-electric dipole (MED) element, that achieves a 46% fractional bandwidth (BW). This UC utilizes a central via that is appropriately designed to allow the easy integration of the required PIN diodes, and enable 1-bit phase modulation (0° and 180°) between the transmitting and receiving elements. In addition, due to its design simplicity, our element is at least 4 times smaller compared to state-of-the-art MED elements. Notably, the small size and small number of vias of our element enable us to incorporate two orthogonal elements in a single TA UC so that two polarizations can be supported. The wideband performance of our proposed UC in the Ku band is demonstrated using simulation analysis in ANSYS HFSS.

publication date

  • January 1, 2023

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 393

end page

  • 394


  • 2023-July