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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

Issue 1 • Date January 1974

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 0
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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): c4
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  • Scalar analysis of nonsymmetrically distorted umbrella reflector

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):112 - 114
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    An approximation technique for analyzing nonsymmetrically distorted umbrella reflectors is presented which offers savings in computer time by a factor of twice the number of gores. The surface distortions are described by incorporating an additional path-length phase factor into the illumination function. By expanding this phase factor in a finite Fourier series and neglecting Bessel functions of ... View full abstract»

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  • Application of an integral equation formulation to the prediction of space shuttle annular slot antenna radiation patterns

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):109 - 111
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    Pitch and roll plane radiation patterns computed by use of an integral equation formulation are presented for a space shuttle annular slot communications antenna. The excellent agreement between computed patterns and experimental patterns obtained from 1/35 scale models supports the use of this method as a design tool for similar spacecraft/aircraft antenna applications. View full abstract»

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  • A matrix formulation for large scale numerical computation of the finite planar waveguide array problem

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):106 - 108
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    In the present work, the finite planar waveguide array problem is formulated as a matrix equation. It is shown that entries of the matrix are independent of the scan angles, and it is necessary to compute and invert the matrix only once in order to obtain information on the array Scanning operation at any angular position. It is also shown that the use of certain symmetry relations greatly reduces... View full abstract»

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  • Wind dependence of quasi-specular microwave sea scatter

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):135 - 136
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    It is shown that a specular-point scattering model adequately predicts the relation between the average quasi-specular microwave scattering cross section of the sea and the mean wind speed. The mean-square sea slope required in this model varies with both the upper and lower ends of the waveheight spectrum, which in themselves are functions of wind speed. Optical measurements of slopes confirm thi... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of periodic arrays of waveguide apertures on conducting cylinders covered by dielectric

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):25 - 34
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    The analysis of infinite arrays of waveguide apertures on cylinders covered by a dielectric is approached by enforcing the continuity of the EM fields at the air-dielectric and at the dielectric-cylinder interfaces. The continuity of the EM fields at the first interface is enforced by representing the fields in the air and in the dielectric by an orthonormal set of modes LSE and LSM with respect t... View full abstract»

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  • Scattering from an elliptic cylinder loaded with an active or passive continuously variable surface impedance

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):132 - 134
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    Recently it has been shown that a plane wave reflected from an active surface may be amplified [1]. The active surface was theoretically assumed to be a corrugated planar structure with slots properly loaded with negative conductance material (e.g., Gunn, tunnel, or IMPATT diodes). If the corrugations are sufficiently close, such surfaces, whether active or passive, can be modeled in terms of an e... View full abstract»

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  • Short pulse response of a circular loop

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):114 - 116
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    High-frequency responses of circular ring antennas and scattering structures are presented. The responses were calculated numerically by a time-domain moment method. The low-frequency inductance of a circular ring can be found by using the steady-state current resulting from an applied voltage with a nonzero dc level View full abstract»

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  • Electronically scanned TACAN antenna

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):12 - 16
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    This paper describes the principles of operation of the Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) antenna system and compares the performance characteristics of the mechanically rotated with a proposed electronically scanned system. An analysis is provided of the various factors involved in the design of an electronically scanned TACAN antenna. The discussions in this paper serve as an introduction to a pap... View full abstract»

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  • Ray analysis of conformal antenna arrays

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):49 - 63
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    The aperture design of conformal arrays is predicated on the knowledge of the element patterns and coupling coefficients in a mutually coupled environment. For equispaced identical slits on a perfectly conducting cylinder, a previous analysis has utilized the modal theory of periodic structures to simplify the calculations. Modal procedures are rather difficult to apply when the array surface has ... View full abstract»

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  • A cylindrical array for the TACAN system

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):17 - 25
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    A new cylindrical array has been developed for the TACAN ground antenna application. The technical requirements are unique since the circumferential radiation pattern is quasi-omnidirectional with multiple lobes and must be rotated at a precise rate. This is accomplished by electronically modulating the azimuth aperture distribution. Thus the antenna is a system including a specialized cylindrical... View full abstract»

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  • Tumble-average radar backscatter of some thin-wire chaff elements

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):124 - 126
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    With sinusoidal bases and Galerkin's method, the tumble-average radar backscatter is computed for parallel wires, crossed wires, a planar tripod, and a regular quadripod. This communicalion presents calculated and measured results. One of the configurations, the quadripod, demonstrates attractive tumble-average properties for use as a chaff element. View full abstract»

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  • Design of a small conformal array

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):64 - 70
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    The principal objective of this investigation was to determine how to efficiently excite a small conical body over a 2:1 frequency bandwidth such that a prescribed minimun value of gain is exceeded in a 60\deg conical sector about the forward axis of the cone. To achieve the necessary bandwidth, two approaches have been considered. First, an electrically smal... View full abstract»

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  • Application of state-space method to scattering from plane-stratified media

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):142 - 145
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    An explicit expression is derived for the surface impedance of a half-space composed of two layers. The upper layer is assumed to be arbitrarily inhomogeneous. The bottom layer, which is of infinite thickness, is assumed to be homogeneous. The expression contains the state-transition matrix elements associated with the upper layer. This matrix is determined numerically and analytically for rapidly... View full abstract»

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  • High temperature RF transmission tests on EM windows conducted at the French solar furnace

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):129 - 132
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    The X band transmission data of electromagnetic antenna window materials exposed to heat fluxes of magnitude 200 cal/cm2 \cdot s to 400 cal/cm.2s are presented. The measurements were performed at the solar furnace of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Odeillo, France. The purpose of the... View full abstract»

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  • Approximation techniques for the mutual admittance of slot antennas on metallic cones

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):43 - 48
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    The effect of scattering from a sharp tip on mutual admittance is investigated for pairs of circumferential and radial slots on a semi-infinite metallic cone. Mutual coupling measurements as a function frequency and angular separation are presented and compared with numerical calculations. The base of the conical model used in the experimental study was terminated in a spherical cap to minimize sc... View full abstract»

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  • Diffusion of electromagnetic pulses into the earth from a line source

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):145 - 146
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    The subsurface electromagnetic fields of a line source with a delta function current are considered. All displacement currents are neglected. The time-dependent electric and magnetic fields at the buried observer are illustrated. The resulting waveforms all have a leading spike followed by a slowly decaying tail of opposite polarity. The results have possible application to downlink signaling in m... View full abstract»

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  • On optimum synthetic linear arrays with application to radioastronomy

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):108 - 109
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    We show that n antennas may be used as m successive linear arrays to give, without redundancy, all the spacings from 1 through m n(n - 1)/2 , for m = 4 and n = 3, m = 5 , and View full abstract»

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  • Large reflector antenna pattern computation using moment methods

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):116 - 118
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    A technique, whereby the radiation patterns of large size reflector antennas can be approximated by computers using a moment method without excessive computer time or memory, is described. Computational time increases only linearly with antenna size. There is no limit on the minimum reflector size (a single wire reflector can be analyzed). An example is discussed showing the radiation patterns of ... View full abstract»

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  • An electronically scanned beacon antenna

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):3 - 12
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    An electronically scanned cylindrical array having a minimum number of active devices has been designed. A saving of over 3 to 1 in diode elements as compared to conventional approaches has been achieved. In addition to providing instantaneous positioning to any azimuth direction, a constant azimuth beamwidth for an elevation fan beam has been realized. Extremely low azimuth sidelobes are obtained... View full abstract»

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  • Propagation velocity of whistler-mode signals in an unstable and abnormally dispersive plasma-beam system

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):136 - 140
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    A propagation velocity of a whistler-mode signal in an unstable and abnormally dispersive plasma-beam system was investigated. Responses of the plasma in real time and space were computed by the inverse Fourier-Laplace transformation. The computed results of the propagation velocity are compared with various velocities analytically determined from the dispersion equation. View full abstract»

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  • A leaky-wave antenna using an artificial dielectric medium

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):119 - 122
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    A narrow-beam antenna using an artificial dielectric medium with effective permittivity less than unity has been investigated theoretically and experimentally. Complex propagation constant for a wave propagating along the structure is evaluated by solving the dispersion relation. The analysis indicates the presence of a leaky-wave mode. The radiation pattern is calculated by using Kirchhoff-Huygen... View full abstract»

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  • An electronically despun array flush-mounted on a cylindrical spacecraft

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):71 - 74
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    A conformal array is presented that provides, by means of single-pole multithrow switches and microstrip power dividers, either an omnidirectional or an electronically despun directional radiation pattern. Switching techniques for scanning the directional pattern of circular arrays are discussed. The design parameters and measured results of an experimental 64-element array flush-mounted on a cyli... View full abstract»

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