A High Power Phased Array Antenna for Sub-Scale Aerial Target Applications,
MICROWAVE APPLICATIONS GROUP SANTA MARIA CA
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The simulation of airborne radars place special requirements on antenna systems used in sub-scale targets. Typical airborne radar antennas are steerable in azimuth and elevation and provide gains on the order of 30 dB. The simulation of these antennas on a sub-scale target has been a difficult task. Low gain non-steerable antennas provide good coverage but suffer from marginal ERP. Gimballed attendant problems of excessive weight, large size and high cost. In an effort to find a practical solution, a limited scan prototype phased array antenna has been developed. The prototype phased array effectively utilizes the available aperture to provide a high gain antenna that is steerable over small angles in azimuth and elevation. The phased array antenna described herein is ideal for this application due to its compact size, light weight, and low cost.
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