Accession Number : AD0853730

Title :   Circular-Array Radar Antenna: Cylindrical-Array Theory.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept. Jan-Sep 68,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Munger, A. D.

Report Date : 15 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Elevation- and azimuth-scanning properties of cylindrical-array configurations are investigated. Methods are developed for forming pencil beams, for reducing the grating lobe, and for extending the useful elevation scan angle. The circular cylindrical-array configuration is compared with a four-sided planar-array configuration. In elevation-scanning performance, the configurations are found to be approximately equivalent. In azimuth-scanning performance, for a given aperture and number of elements, the cylindrical configuration is superior. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR ANTENNAS, ANTENNA ARRAYS), THEORY, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, RADAR SCANNING, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, RADIOFREQUENCY POWER.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE