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By H. Saeidi-Manesh and G. Zhang

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The radiation characteristics of a cylindrical array antenna for Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) and Terminal MPAR (TMPAR) applications are presented. A probe-fed stacked microstrip patch antenna is used for array elements. In calculations, the embedded element pattern of the patch antenna is obtained by simulation of a 5×5 element planar array. The radiation pattern of the TMPAR- and MPAR-sized cylindrical array antenna is calculated using the coherent addition method which is veri ed with full-wave simulation. For cross-polarization suppression, the array elements are arranged with identical 2×2 element subarrays. The radiation patterns of MPAR and TMPAR cylindrical array antennas with and without image con guration are calculated and compared. It is shown that the low cross-polarization level and azimuthally scan invariant beam characteristics can be achieved by the cylindrical array with image arrangement.

H. Saeidi-Manesh and G. Zhang, "Characterization and Optimization of Cylindrical Polarimetric Array Antenna Patterns for Multi-Mission Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 158, 49-61, 2017.

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