Antenna modeling and performance on complex structures and airframes (EuCAP 2010)

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Abstract

In this paper the performance of basic elements, such as monopoles, apertures, and microstrip patches, when mounted on finite ground planes, ground-based vehicles and airborne platforms are modeled and simulated using high-frequency asymptotic methods [GTD/UTD] and full-wave methods [IE/MoM, FDTD and FEM]. While GTD/UTD shed more physical inside into the modeling, they generally are limited by the geometry of structures, constituent parameters, and small electrical size. On the other hand, full-wave simulators, such as IE/MoM, FDTD and FEM, (and commercial software such as WIPL-D, FEKO, HFSS and Xfdtd) are more versatile although usually they are limited by physical interpretation and large electrical size. The basic antenna radiation characteristic examined and simulated in this paper is the amplitude pattern formation and its distortion due to reflections, edge diffractions and rotor blade rotation. Typical amplitude patterns of radiators mounted on complex structures and airframes will be presented. In some cases simulated data is compared with measurements on scaled-models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
StatePublished - Aug 12 2010
Event4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Apr 12 2010Apr 16 2010

Publication series

NameEuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Other

Other4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period4/12/104/16/10

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  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Balanis, C. (2010). Antenna modeling and performance on complex structures and airframes (EuCAP 2010). In EuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation [5505709] (EuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation).