For a cellular mobile communication system in narrow streets of urban areas, blind spots caused by shadowing of high buildings are a significant problem. In this research, a new dual- antenna system (DAS) is proposed, including a power transmission network, a receiving and a reradiating antenna to realize a broad- angle beam control. An equivalent bi-static radar cross section (BRCS) is deduced to present a theoretical explanation to the operating principles of the DAS. The main advantage of this design over ordinary reflectarray antenna as a passive RF booster is its flexible beam control capabilities. The simulated BRCS of the proposed DAS, composed of a microstrip patch array and a planar Yagi-Uda antenna, is given along with that of a metal plate of identical dimensions for comparison purposes.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials