Microstrip antenna circuit model and linear pattern correction

Ilkka Salonen, Clemens Icheln, Pertti Vainikainen
2005 11th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics [ANTEM 2005]  
Mutual coupling, among other effects, causes the element patterns in an antenna array to be different. In the practical adaptive use of the array identical element patterns are usually expected. Linear pattern correction with matrix multiplication can be used to correct the array element inputs/outputs. In this paper, a multiport model for a microstrip array and a method to find the input circuit for its ports is presented for use in the array correction.
doi:10.1109/antem.2005.7852155 fatcat:mg35iqopbvdyzmr6hpt2vhtnwi