Dipole uniform circular array backed by a cylindrical reflector

Y. Cai*, Y. Jay Guo

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Abstract

A 12-element thin dipole uniform circular array (UCA) is studied using the Method of Moments. The effect of metallic back reflectors on the array performance, in terms of the maximum realized gain, the mutual coupling level, and the synthesized patterns, is investigated. Over the inter-element spacing range, 0.3 λ0 ≤ d ≤ 0.7λ0, simulation results show that the introduction of the cylindrical reflector achieves at least 1.0dB higher the gain than the one without using the reflector. Radial metallic 'partition walls' is proposed to be placed between axially oriented dipoles. The use of the 'partition walls' realizes further gain enhancement and H-plane mutual coupling reduction. At d = 0.4λ0 and d = 0.6λ0, maximum coupling between elements is suppressed to a level below -13dB and -20dB respectively when the height of the 'partition walls', hwall, is greater than 0.175λ0. In the synthesized realized gain pattern, mainlobe to sidelobe ratio better than 15dB and 13dB is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2010)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788476534724
ISBN (Print)9781424464319
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 Apr 201016 Apr 2010

Other

Other4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period12/04/1016/04/10

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