Systematic Approach to Inhomogeneous Linear Arrays

TitleSystematic Approach to Inhomogeneous Linear Arrays
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsNarbudowicz, A, Heberling, D, Ammann, MJ
Conference NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium
Conference Start Date26/06/2016
Conference LocationFajardo, Puerto Rico
Abstract

The paper investigates a new approach to analysis and design of inhomogeneous linear antenna arrays. The approach relies on omnidirectional antennas, which exhibit linear phase variation of the radiation pattern in the far-field. By appropriately combining different phase variations with a spacing between antennas, one can obtain a performance not achievable with standard linear arrays. Most notably, the approach allows to decrease size of the aperture required for a given beamwidth. The radiation pattern can be easily calculated by a simple equation (if coupling is neglected).

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