Suppression of Scattered Fields in a Van Atta Reflector Response

Masaharu FUJITA  Chikage MURAKAMI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.4   pp.1045-1047
Publication Date: 2004/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Antenna and Propagation
Keyword: 
Van Atta array,  scattered field,  retransmitted field,  

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Summary: 
This letter proposes a simple but effective method to suppress scattered fields in a Van Atta reflector response by providing a displacement of one-quarter-wavelength between the two sub-arrays composing the reflector. The validity of the present method is verified through an experiment conducted at 1.27 GHz band using a prototype 8-element Van Atta reflector.