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2010-04-23

Design of Modified Microstrip Combline Array Antenna for Avionic Applications

By Abbas Pirhadi and G. A. Jafarabadi
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 14, 31-40, 2010
doi:10.2528/PIERL10030301

Abstract

A modified microstrip combline array antenna (MMCA) is designed to obtain wide beamwidth (≈90°) in E-Plane radiation pattern and therefore the better coverage for using in the radio controller systems for avionic application. Beside wide beamwidth, wide bandwidth can be obtained by designing of MMCA in travelling wave mode. Moreover, as will be seen in the paper, to achieve a better performance we need the low sidelobe level and tilted radiation pattern, which can be obtained by suitable tapering the amplitudes of array elements and adjustment the phase difference between them, respectively.

Citation


Abbas Pirhadi and G. A. Jafarabadi, "Design of Modified Microstrip Combline Array Antenna for Avionic Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 14, 31-40, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIERL10030301
http://www.jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=10030301

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