Gaussian Approach for the Synthesis of Periodic and Aperiodic Antenna Arrays: Method Review and Design Guidelines

Giulia Buttazzoni, Fulvio Babich, Stefano Pastore, Francesca Vatta, Massimiliano Comisso
2021 Sensors  
This paper presents a complete overview of the recently developed Gaussian approach for the synthesis of both periodic and aperiodic linear antenna arrays in conjunction with an exhaustive numerical investigation of the achievable performance. The position and excitation synthesis problems are jointly modeled to enable a direct mutual comparison between the two strategies. To this aim, different parameter settings are selected to analyze the results in terms of achieved beamwidth and maximum
more » ... idth and maximum sidelobe levels as a function of the array aperture and of the number of radiating elements. The insights inferred from this numerical investigation are exploited to derive a novel first-step procedure with the purpose of enabling an antenna engineer to quickly identify the most suitable design approach, thus reducing the time required for antenna system development.
doi:10.3390/s21072343 pmid:33801730 fatcat:s6u4joh3lnhe3f4d7ooexgzi2m