Implementation of 1x48 stripline feed network for 30 dB first sidelobe level using Taylor aperture distribution

Zaakiah Saif*, Irfan Shahid, Muhammad Shoaib Arif

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Abstract

DirectionaI antenna arrays with excessive side lobe levels waste considerable amount of energy and may also cause interference to other equipment. Therefore, it is desirable to reduce side lobe level. In this work, Taylor aperture distribution based feed network has been designed for a 1x48 linear array to suppress the side lobe levels up to 31 dBs. Our high-gain linear antenna array comprises of 48 anti-podal Vivaldi antenna elements fed through a strip-line based corporate feed network on a FR4 substrate, for S-band radar applications. The proposed feed network comprises of two sub arrays consisting of 24 elements each. These two sub arrays are mirror image to each other such that the inner most antenna elements receive maximum amplitude and the outermost antenna elements would receive minimum amplitudes. The first side-lobe level reduction, achieved using our proposed feed network is 18 dB lower than the conventional uniformly distributed feed networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 14th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST)
EditorsMuhammad Zafar-uz-Zaman, Naveed A. Siddiqui, Mazhar Iqbal, Abdur Rauf, Naeem Zafar, Saifullah Khan, Muhammad Zubair, Muhammad Anwar Mughal, Qaisar Ahsan, Mureed Hussian, Mehreen Mzal, Muhammad Rafique, Naveed Durrani, Shahid Ali, Syed Ali Abbas, Naveed Ahsan, Abdul Mueed
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages754-757
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467390736
ISBN (Print)9781467390743
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST) - Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 10 Jan 201714 Jan 2017

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Electronic)2151-1411

Conference

Conference14th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST)
CountryPakistan
CityIslamabad
Period10/01/1714/01/17

Keywords

  • Stripline
  • Taylor Distribution
  • Sidelobe Level
  • Corporate Feed network

Cite this

Saif, Z., Shahid, I., & Arif, M. S. (2017). Implementation of 1x48 stripline feed network for 30 dB first sidelobe level using Taylor aperture distribution. In M. Zafar-uz-Zaman, N. A. Siddiqui, M. Iqbal, A. Rauf, N. Zafar, S. Khan, M. Zubair, M. Anwar Mughal, Q. Ahsan, M. Hussian, M. Mzal, M. Rafique, N. Durrani, S. Ali, S. Ali Abbas, N. Ahsan, ... A. Mueed (Eds.), Proceedings of 2017 14th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST) (pp. 754-757). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/IBCAST.2017.7868138