Accession Number:

AD0687481

Title:

APPLICATION OF MATRIX METHODS TO ARRAY ANTENNA PROBLEMS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SYRACUSE UNIV N Y DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Matrix methods are applied for solutions of a variety of problems involving arrays of wire antennas. The versatility of matrix methods for this application is emphasized. It is shown that once the array geometry and the positions of the feed points are known both scattering and radiation problems can be handled by appropriate matrix manipulations. Problems in both array design and analysis are discussed along with examples involving beamwidth and sidelobe reduction, gain maximization, and use of parasitic elements and parallel conducting ground planes. It is pointed out how attention can be changed easily from one problem to another through very simple changes in program instructions or data input. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE