Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Antenna pattern synthesis: a new general approach

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Bucci, O.M. ; Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica, Universita Federico II di Napoli, Italy ; D'Elia, G. ; Mazzarella, G. ; Panariello, G.

The antenna pattern synthesis problem is of the utmost importance in almost every kind of antenna applications. Therefore, a very large number of contributions have appeared on this subject. But virtually all of them deal with simplified versions of the complete synthesis problem, wherein the degrees of freedom available in principle are strongly reduced, and/or idealized design criteria or requirements are considered. In this paper we present a formulation which allows us to overcome this fragmentation of the synthesis problem. A clear and direct description of the performance actually required by the antenna and a representation of the radiating properties of the antenna as a system allows us to formulate the synthesis problem as an intersections finding problem, i.e., to find a common element between a number of sets, each one containing elements fulfilling part of the requirements. This allows a completely general and flexible formulation of the problem, independent of the actual structure of the antenna. Then the practical implementation of this formulation is widely discussed, showing how an efficient solution procedure can be devised. The implications of the well-known ill-conditioning of the synthesis problem are also discussed. In order to show how the approach works and to assess its flexibility and power, a couple of significant examples are included, namely, a phase-only reconfigurable array and a shaped reflector synthesis. These examples are unconventional since no a priori choice of the intensity distribution (for the array case) or of the feed cluster (for the reflector case) is required. The method presented is able to exploit all the available degrees of freedom in order to fulfill the design requirements

Published in:

Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:82 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

Mar 1994

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.