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Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics
by Hubregt J. Visser

Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics introduces the principles of array and phased array antennas.

Packed with first-hand practical experience and worked-out examples, this is a valuable learning tool and reference source for those wishing to improve their understanding of basic array antenna systems without relying heavily on a thorough knowledge of electromagnetics or antenna theory.

Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics

  • Features a general introduction to antennas and explains the array antenna principle through discussion of the physical characteristics rather than the theory
  • Explores topics often not covered in antenna textbooks, such as active element pattern, array feeding, means of phase changing, array antenna characterisation, sequential rotation techniques and reactively loaded arrays
  • Guides the reader through the necessary mathematics, allowing them to move onto specialist books on array and phased array antennas with a greater understanding of the topic


  1. Radiation

    • The Early History of Electricity and Magnetism
    • James Clerk Maxwell, The Union of Electricity and Magnetism
    • Radiation by Accelerated Charge
    • Reactive and Radiating Electromagnetic Fields

  2. Antennas

    • The Early History of Antennas
    • Antenna Developments During the First World War
    • Antenna Developments in Between the Wars
    • Antenna Developments During The Second World War
    • Post War Antenna Developments

  3. Antenna Parameters

    • Radiation Pattern
    • Antenna Impedance and Bandwidth
    • Polarisation
    • Antenna Effective Area and Vector Effective Length
    • Radio Equation
    • Radar Equation

  4. The Linear Broadside Array Antenna

    • A Linear Array of Non-Isotropic Point-Source Radiators
    • Plane Waves
    • Received Signal
    • Array Factor
    • Side Lobes and Grating Lobes
    • Amplitude Taper

  5. Design of a 4-Elements, Linear, Broadside, Microstrip Patch Array Antenna

    • Rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna
    • Split-T Power Divider
    • Transmission and Reflection Coefficients for a Corporate Fed Array Antenna
    • Simulation, Realisation and Measurement

  6. The Linear Endfire Array Antenna

    • Phase Differences
    • Hansen-Woodyard Endfire Array Antenna
    • Mutual Coupling
    • Yagi-Uda Array Antenna

  7. The Linear Phased Array Antenna

    • Linear Phase Taper
    • Beam Broadening
    • Grating Lobes and Visible Space
    • Means of Phase Shifting

  8. A Frequency Scanned Slotted Waveguide Array Antenna

    • Slotted Waveguide Array Antenna
    • Antenna Design
    • Validation

  9. The Planar Array and Phased Array Antenna

    • Geometry
    • Planar Array Antenna
    • Planar Phased Array Antenna

  10. Special Array Antenna Configurations

    • Conformal Array and Phased Array Antennas
    • Volume Array and Phased Array Antennas
    • Sequential Rotation and Phasing
    • Reactive Loading

  11. Array and Phased Array Antenna Measurement

    • Input Impedance, Self Coupling and Mutual Coupling
    • Radiation Pattern Measurement
    • Scan Element Pattern
    • Waveguide Simulator


  • Complex Analysis
  • Vector Analysis
  • Effective Aperture and Directivity
  • Transmission Line Theory
  • Scattering Matrix
  • Voltage Incident at a Transmission Line
  • Cascaded Scattering Matrices


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Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics
by Hubregt J. Visser
2005 359 pages $139.00 + shipping
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