In some embodiments, a mechanically reconfigurable slot antenna includes an electrically conductive layer having multiple slots, multiple electrically conductive parasitic patches, each patch associated with one of the slots, and a rack-and-pinion mechanism adapted to simultaneously linearly displace at least two of the patches along their associated slots.
Nassar, Ibrahim Turki; Weller, Thomas McCrea; and Lusk, Craig Perry, "Mechanically reconfigurable dual-band slot antennas" (2018). USF Patents. 1079.
University of South Florida