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On the Trade-Off between the Main Parameters of Planar Antenna Arrays

DIEI, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio and [email protected], via G. Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino, Italy
Electronics 2020, 9(5), 739; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9050739
Received: 20 April 2020 / Revised: 27 April 2020 / Accepted: 28 April 2020 / Published: 30 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Array Antenna and Array Signal Processing)
The aim of this paper is two-fold. First, the trade-off between directivity, beam-width, side-lobe-level, number of radiating elements, and scanning range of planar antenna arrays is reviewed, and some simple ready-to-use formulas for the preliminary dimensioning of equispaced planar arrays are provided. Furthermore, the synthesis of sparse planar arrays, and the issue of their reduction in directivity, is analyzed. Second, a simple, yet effective, novel approach to overcome the directivity issue is proposed. The presented method is validated by several synthesized layouts; the examples show that it is possible to synthesize sparse arrays, able to challenge with equispaced lattices in terms of directivity, with a significant reduction of the number of radiators. View Full-Text
Keywords: antenna arrays; sparse arrays; radar; pattern synthesis; signal processing antenna arrays; sparse arrays; radar; pattern synthesis; signal processing
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Pinchera, D. On the Trade-Off between the Main Parameters of Planar Antenna Arrays. Electronics 2020, 9, 739. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9050739

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Pinchera D. On the Trade-Off between the Main Parameters of Planar Antenna Arrays. Electronics. 2020; 9(5):739. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9050739

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Pinchera, Daniele. 2020. "On the Trade-Off between the Main Parameters of Planar Antenna Arrays" Electronics 9, no. 5: 739. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9050739

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