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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241316     Find in a Library
  Title: Nanoelectromechanical Switches for Reconfigurable Antennas
  Author(s): Bedri A. Cetiner ; Necmi Biyikli ; Bahadir S. Yildirim ; Yasin Damgaci
  Journal: Microwave and Optical Technology Letters  Volume:52  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:64 to 69
  Date Published: 01/2010
  Page Count: 6
  Annotation: This article presents technical information on nanelectromechanical system switches for use with reconfigurable antennas.
  Abstract: This article discusses the development of a nanelectomechanical system (NEMS) switch for use with reconfigurable antennas. Multifunction reconfigurable antennas (MRAs) can be used to replace multiple single-function legacy antennas thereby increasing the capabilities and capacities of communication systems. In order to change the properties of MRAs, NEMS switches are used to change the current distribution over the volume of the antenna. The article first discusses the microfabrication and RF characterization of a reduced-sized MEMS (microelectromechanical system) switch. This is followed by a discussion on the full-wave analyses of a frequency reconfigurable antenna that had been integrated with NEMS switches. The analyses indicate that a frequency reconfigurable antenna integrated with NEMS switches can be used to establish high-performance reconfigurable antennas for use in next generation multimode multiband wireless communication applications. Figures, table, and references
  Main Term(s): Antennas
  Index Term(s): Communications centers ; Point-to-point communications ; Communications ; Mobile digital communications ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2007-IJ-CX-K025
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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