Antenna Design

A microstrip reflectarray antenna is a hybrid design of a reflector antenna and a planar phased array antenna where a feed element illuminates reflecting surface, which can be either flat, slightly curved or a non-uniform plane in order to convert a spherical wave produced by its feed into a plane wave. On the reflecting side of the surface, there might be a series of the printed patch, dipole, loop elements or just a dielectric layer without any power division network.