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Analysis of conformal microstrip antennas with the discrete mode matching method

Heckler, Marcos V. T. and Dreher, Achim (2011) Analysis of conformal microstrip antennas with the discrete mode matching method. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 59 (3), pp. 784-792. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ISSN 0018-926X.

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An extension of the discrete mode matching (DMM) method is used to analyze microstrip antennas conformed to cylinders. The structure needs to be discretized only along the azimuthal and the axial directions by sampling the fields and current densities in the interfaces between dielectric layers. The solution in the radial direction is obtained analytically with the dyadic Green’s function, which is calculated using the full-wave equivalent circuit (FWEC) in the spectral domain. The structure is truncated in the axial direction by employing absorbing boundary conditions (ABCs). The mathematical formulation is given in this paper, followed by its application to compute the main properties of conformal microstrip antennas, such as resonant frequency, radiation patterns and input impedance. Validation with the commercial software HFSS has been done and good agreement between the results has been observed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/61521/
Document Type:Article
Title:Analysis of conformal microstrip antennas with the discrete mode matching method
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Heckler, Marcos V. T.marcos.heckler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dreher, Achimachim.dreher (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2011
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 784-792
Publisher:IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series Name:IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Keywords:Discrete mode matching, DMM, cylindrical microstrip antennas, conformal antennas, conformal structures
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Effiziente Flugführung und Flugbetrieb (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Dreher, Dr.-Ing. Achim
Deposited On:02 Mar 2011 08:57
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:32

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