Accession Number : ADA117399

Title :   Design of Microstrip Linear Array Antennas by Computer.

Descriptive Note : Conference paper,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Campi,Morris

PDF Url : ADA117399

Report Date : 18 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Today, computer aided design codes can be developed to help antenna engineers in their design of linear or planar array microstrip antennas. This report describes one such code that was developed by using both empirical data and a theoretical model. One major feature of this code is that it allows the designer to vary any one or more of the antenna design parameters and to observe the results, such as changes in the radiation pattern or amplitude distribution displayed at the computer terminal screen. This application provides the tool required by the engineer to determine in a matter of seconds the prime factors affecting his design and to make parametric adjustments or sensitivity studies to help understand and develop his final product. Once a design is established, the engineer is presented with a set of coordinate numbers that can be placed on magnetic or paper tape, which can then be used to fabricate the antenna on printed circuit board without the need for drawings or art-layout work and thus simplify the engineering process and reduce the time spent.

Descriptors :   *Antenna arrays, Antenna configurations, Planar structures, Computer aided design, Linear arrays, Resonant frequency, Antenna radiation patterns, Cross polarization, Transmission lines

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE