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|Title:||Accurate pattern prediction of very closely spaced mismatched antennas using measured active element patterns|
|Authors:||Tang, X. |
|Citation:||Tang, X.,Mouthaan, K.,Coetzee, J.C. (2013). Accurate pattern prediction of very closely spaced mismatched antennas using measured active element patterns. 2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013 : 3300-3304. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||A method for prediction of the radiation pattern of N strongly coupled antennas with mismatched sources is presented. The method facilitates fast and accurate design of compact arrays. The prediction is based on the measured N-port S parameters of the coupled antennas and the N active element patterns measured in a 50 ω environment. By introducing equivalent power sources, the radiation pattern with excitation by sources with arbitrary impedances and various decoupling and matching networks (DMN) can be accurately predicted without the need for additional measurements. Two experiments were carried out for verification: pattern prediction for parasitic antennas with different loads and for antennas with DMN. The difference between measured and predicted patterns was within 1 to 2 dB. © 2013 EurAAP.|
|Source Title:||2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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