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Performance analysis of conformal conical arrays for airborne vehicles

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2 Author(s)
Morton, T.E. ; U.S. Air Force Res. Lab., WPAFB, OH ; Pasala, K.M.

Conformal array apertures have great potential for providing high performance, low weight systems with little or no impact to the aerodynamic design of the air vehicle. A performance analysis of conformal conical arrays for a national airborne radar application is presented. The conical array geometry is chosen for its similarity to an aircraft or missile nosecone. Performance capabilities are analyzed for a number of antenna performance parameters including scan volume, sidelobe levels, grating lobes, beamwidth, directivity, element count, and cross-polarization

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 3 )