Patent Number: 6,310,585

Title: Isolation improvement mechanism for dual polarization scanning antennas

Abstract: An antenna arrangement is provide with a variable parasitic element whose position is varied as a function of the scan angle. According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a variable scanning array dual polarized antenna provides different scan angles by varying phase elements of the array. According to this embodiment an adjustable phase shift mechanism is used to modify the phase of the antenna array. The adjustable phase shift mechanism is used changes the antenna's phase as a function of a moveable dielectric slab. The dielectric slab slides over a microstrip line that results in a phase change that is a function of line coverage. A parasitic element is also connected to the dielectric slab such that the position of the parasitic element is varied in response to a change in the phase shift mechanism thereby varying the canceling signal of the parasitic element to optimize port isolation for the dual polarized antenna.

Inventors: Marino; Ronald A. (Auburn Hills, MI)

Assignee: Radio Frequency Systems, Inc.

International Classification: H01Q 3/26 (20060101); H01Q 3/00 (20060101); H01Q 3/12 (20060101); H01Q 19/00 (20060101); H01Q 9/04 (20060101); H01Q 1/38 (20060101); H01P 1/18 (20060101); H01Q 019/10 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018