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Design and realization of a self-actuated frequency-selective radome integrated with microstrip antenna

  • Qihui Zhou (a1), Peiguo Liu (a1), Bo Yi (a1) and Dingwang Yu (a1)


In this paper, a self-actuated frequency-selective radome is presented and applied to a microstrip antenna. The radome acts as a self-triggered switchable screen to achieve adaptive electromagnetic protection in the L band. A prototype of the radome is fabricated to measure its transmission performance. The switchable characteristic is verified by a high-power radiation experiment carried out in a waveguide system. Besides, the antenna is placed under the radome to realize integration analysis, and the radiation performance of the composite antenna radome is measured in the anechoic chamber.


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