Computing return loss for arbitrary scan directions using limited scan codes for infinite phase arrays
2009 (English)In: Electronics Letters, ISSN 0013-5194, E-ISSN 1350-911X, Vol. 45, no 13, 660-662 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Analyzing large phased array antennas using time domain codes is favourable when looking into wideband solutions. This is often done by assuming an infinite array, i.e. a unit cell approach is used. Unfortunately, unit cell based time domain codes using time shifts between cell boundaries have a disadvantage of only being able of analyzing phase shifts corresponding to a beam scanned in the visible space. However, in order to fully characterize the infinite array antenna it is sometimes necessary to compute the active reflection coefficient also for scan directions/phase shifts corresponding to invisible space. Presented in this letter is a new approach on how to do this in a simple manner using unit cell based time domain codes. By extending the size of the computational domain, and include more than one element, phase shifts corresponding to invisible space are included.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 45, no 13, 660-662 p.
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10223DOI: 10.1049/el.2009.0272ISI: 000267820600002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-67650085552OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-10223DiVA: diva2:211537
QC 201007122009-04-162009-04-162010-12-08Bibliographically approved