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Title:Numerical and experimental analysis of circularly polarized radiating line antennas
Author(s):Smith, David Wilburn
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Mayes, Paul E.
Department / Program:Electrical Engineering
Discipline:Electrical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Computer Science
Abstract:This thesis describes progress in the development of low-profile radiating lines for producing circularly polarized radiation. A numerical study of the Annular Sector Radiating Line (ANSERLIN) antenna was undertaken using the surface patch formulation of the electric-field integral equation, and the results were generally consistent with measured data for ANSERLIN antennas. Numerical and experimental results also showed that the design of the transitions on ANSERLIN elements has a significant effect on the radiation patterns. Improved construction techniques for individual ANSERLIN elements and series-fed arrays of such elements are described. In particular, a single-level design is presented in which both the elements and the microstrip feed lines are etched on the same substrate. Numerical and experimental results for high efficiency one-port elements for use in corporate-fed arrays are given. The relative merits and performance limitations of elevated ANSERLIN elements, one-arm spirals, and two-arm spirals are discussed. The two-arm spiral appears to be the most suitable of these elements for use in a moderate bandwidth corporate-fed array. Finally, techniques for the efficient implementation of the surface patch formulation on a vector supercomputer are described. Examples showing vectorization of the matrix fill, the matrix decomposition, and the computation of far fields are given. Performance statistics showing the improvement obtained from vectorization are provided.
Issue Date:1990
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Smith, David Wilburn
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9114417
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9114417

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