Accession Number:

ADA230702

Title:

Numerical Approximations of the Green's Functions for a Theoretical Model of an Aperture Fed Stacked-Patch Microstrip Antenna

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

The numerical approximations of the Greens functions for a theoretical model of an aperture fed stacked patch microstrip antenna are presented. The Greens functions approximated are those developed by Nazar AFIT Thesis GE-89D-37, Greens Functions for a Theoretical Model of an Aperture Fed Stacked-Patch Microstrip Antenna. Each complex valued Greens function was written as a function of the source-observer separation. The behavior of each Greens function was analyzed, and it was found that they could all be approximated by three separate functions. The approximating functions were either polynomials or rational functions composed of polynomials. One component could be approximated by a single function over the entire range of radial separations, while the other required a piecewise approximation over the same intervals for each function approximated. The coefficients of the functions were determined by using a least squares curve fitting method and were used in a separate effort to perform a moment method analysis of he antenna. Custom written FORTRAN code was developed to determine the coefficients of the approximations. Example results for several of the Greens functions approximated are presented in this thesis. The agreement between the approximations and the original functions was excellent.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE