Deterministic Constrained Synthesis Technique for Conformal Aperiodic Linear Antenna Arrays - Part II: Applications

Diego Caratelli, Giovanni Toso, Oleg V. Stukach, Nikolay V. Panokin

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to illustrate the application of the antenna placement methodology introduced in Part I for the deterministic synthesis of general conformal aperiodic arrays subject to multiple concurrent design constraints on the relevant layout and excitation tapering, as it is typically the case in satellite communications and radar applications. Antenna mutual coupling is not considered in the developed methodology; hence, to assess the sensitivity of the design procedure to such nonideality, a dedicated investigation has been conducted using rigorous full-wave electromagnetic modeling and experimental measurements collected on physical prototypes. The obtained results demonstrate the effectiveness and versatility of the proposed array synthesis approach, even in operative scenarios in which a significant deviation from the desired antenna operation is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8718475
Pages (from-to)5962-5973
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume67
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • Antenna arrays
  • antenna radiation patterns
  • antenna theory
  • antennas
  • electromagnetic measurements
  • electromagnetic modeling
  • evolutionary computation
  • mutual coupling
  • satellite antennas
  • synthetic aperture radar (SAR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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