Computer aided design of a planar phased array

Nemai C. Karmakar, Marek E. Bialkowski

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Abstract

The complex design process of a planar multi-layer phased array antenna in microstrip technology can be simplified using two commercially available design tools HP-EEsof Touchstone and Ansoft Ensemble. Touchstone is employed to analyse and optimise PIN diode switches and phase shifters while Ensemble is used to analyse radiating layers and associated feeding networks. The approach allows prediction of the performance of a phased array prior to its manufacturing. This is demonstrated in the design example of a 12-element circular phased array operating at L-band.

Original languageEnglish
Pages481-484
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE International Conference on Phased Array Systems and Technology - Dana Point, CA, USA
Duration: 21 May 200025 May 2000

Conference

Conference2000 IEEE International Conference on Phased Array Systems and Technology
CityDana Point, CA, USA
Period21/05/0025/05/00

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