A transmitarray antenna is proposed as a multifocusing antenna in the near-field region with capability for focus scanning and/or simultaneous and independent focus spots generation at 28 GHz. The transmitarray optics is defined for a centred configuration and the elements are designed to focus the radiated near-field at a given point. Then, a number of feeds is placed along arcs in the principal planes and the near-field generated by the transmitarray when its illuminated by each one is obtained, demonstrating the capability to generate multiple independent near-field spots. The focusing performance is improved for the centered feed through a Phase-Only synthesis technique based on the generalized Intersection Approach in near-field. Finally, the spots produced by the whole cluster are calculated, demonstrating the overall improvement and validating the designing process. This configuration can be applied in near-field systems as radar for surface inspection, measurement systems or wireless power transfer among others.
Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (41st. 2019. San Diego, USA)
This work was supported in part by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovacion y Universidades under project TEC2017-86619-R (ARTEINE) and by the Gobierno del Principado de Asturias/FEDER under Project GRUPIN-IDI/2018/000191.