3-Faceted Array With Low Side Lobe Levels Using Tuneable Windows

Nurul H. Noordin, Tughrul Arslan, Brian Flynn

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Abstract

In this paper, a 3-faceted phased array antenna synthesised for low side lobe levels using a tuneable window is presented. The array consists of eight left hand circularly polarised antennas. The phase difference of the antennas on the faceted structure is first compensated for and then an amplitude tapering method is used to synthesise the array to have a low sidelobe level, (SLL). The effect of the phase compensation on the angular scanning range of the 3-faceted array is then investigated. Simulation results show that the radiation patterns generated with tuneable windows, such as Kaiser, Chebyshev and Taylor, have a similar profile to the uniform amplitude distribution but with a much lower SLL and broader main beam. This technique enables the faceted structure to be synthesised for low SLL and at the same time retain its radiation pattern profile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 7TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION (EUCAP)
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages600-604
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-88-907018-3-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 8 Apr 201312 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2164-3342

Conference

Conference7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
CountrySweden
Period8/04/1312/04/13

Keywords

  • Low Side-lobe level synthesis
  • amplitude tapering

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