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RADIATION PATTERNS SYNTHESIS FOR A CONFORMAL DIPOLE ANTENNA ARRAY

By Q.-Q. He and B.-Z. Wang

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Abstract:
A conformal cylindrical dipole array is developed in this paper. Because the conformal dipole array is curved, new far field pattern behaviors emerge. In this paper, we start to analyse the equations for the far field of the conformal dipole array by using the method of moments (MoM) with a dyadic Green's function, and then validate the accuracy of the far field expressions. Next, a novel Gauss amplitude distribution, which is capable to yield a desired far field radiation pattern when the array structure has a relative small cylindrical radius, is proposed. The advantage of the proposed method is that it can provide good aperture distributions to obtain low sidelobe level.

Citation:
Q.-Q. He and B.-Z. Wang, "Radiation patterns synthesis for a conformal dipole antenna array," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 76, 327-340, 2007.
doi:10.2528/PIER07071801
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=07071801

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