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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

Contents

• 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

• Antenna Impedance and Bandwidth
• Polarisation
• Antenna Effective Area and Vector Effective Length

4. The Linear Broadside Array Antenna

• A Linear Array of Non-Isotropic Point-Source Radiators
• Plane Waves
• 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
• 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

11. Array and Phased Array Antenna Measurement

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

Appendices

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

Index

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