Shaped pattern synthesis for equispaced linear arrays with non-isotropic antennas

Tom Bruintjes, Andre B.J. Kokkeler, Georgios Karagiannis, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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    This paper explains how the measured directivity of antenna elements can be taken into account during shaped pattern synthesis. The method that is presented is based on the Orchard Elliott synthesis procedure. Important features of this classical way of synthesizing shaped antenna patterns are its high degree of control over the pattern's shape, and the flexible way in which the array excitations can be chosen. However, because it operates on the array factor, the directivity (i.e., element factor) of the antenna elements is neglected. Once synthesis is complete, and the element factor is reintroduced to evaluate the actual beam pattern, one often finds that the overall shape is not as it was specified. In particular when the shaped region of the pattern is placed further away from broadside, the differences become substantial. In those cases it may be necessary to take the element factor into account during synthesis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2015)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-88-907018-5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2015
    Event9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 13 Apr 201517 Apr 2015
    Conference number: 9

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society


    Conference9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
    Abbreviated titleEuCAP
    Internet address


    • EWI-26653
    • Shaped pattern synthesis
    • METIS-315139
    • antenna directivity
    • IR-98921
    • element factor


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