Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics 1st Edition by Hubregt J. Visser.
3 Antenna Parameters
4 The Linear Broadside Array Antenna
5 Design of a 4-Element, Linear, Broadside, Microstrip Patch Array Antenna
6 The Linear Endfire Array Antenna
7 The Linear Phased Array Antenna
8 A Frequency Scanned Slotted Waveguide Array Antenna
9 The Planar Array and Phased Array Antenna
10 Special Array Antenna Configurations
11 Array and Phased Array Antenna Measurement
preface by Hubregt J. Visser: Array and phased array antennas are gaining in popularity. They seem no longer to be of interest to military (radar) systems only, but are encountered today in many civilian systems, like for example in mobile communications base stations. An array antenna is a group of individual radiators, positioned in such a way as to produce a maximum radiation into a forward direction.
With a phased array antenna, we mean an array antenna, wherein we change the phases between the array antenna elements – added to the already existing phase differences due to the differences in position – to create maximum radiation in a desired direction. One should be aware that for some people all array antennas are phased array antennas, due to the fact that the array antenna principle is also based on phase differences. In this book we adopt the term phased array antenna for scanned beam array antennas.
Over the decades many books have been written, dealing solely or partly with array and phased array antenna theory. The books by Mailloux  and Hansen , are two fine examples of the many excellent books available.
So, why another book on phased array antennas when there are already so many books on the topic available? The reason for this book lies in the fact that more and more engineers nowadays are getting involved in antenna and (phased) array antenna technology. Not all of them are thoroughly trained in electromagnetics or antennas and are easily scared away by texts that assume a basic understanding of electromagnetics or antennas or both, even if this fear is not realistic.
Often the question arises if it is possible to teach antenna technology without using equations. Although the answer to that question is negative, this book tries to create a compromise, providing an easy-to-read text, explaining antennas in general, based on historical development and physical characteristics rather than mathematics. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 are dealing in this way with, respectively, radiation, antennas and antenna parameters. The mathematics are introduced where and when necessary and then it will appear that the mathematics are not that complicated at all. The mathematical treatment starts in chapter 4, dealing with the broadside linear array antenna. The next chapter, chapter 5, is a ‘how to’ chapter that will provide the reader with detailed information on how to use the acquired knowledge in the design of a microstrip patch array antenna. Chapter 6 deals with linear endfire array antennas and will treat the Yagi–Uda array antenna in more detail. Chapter 7 is concerned with the linear phased array antenna and is followed again by a ‘how to’ chapter, chapter 8, wherein the design of a frequency scanned, slotted waveguide array antenna will be dealt with in detail. Chapter 9 then extends the acquired knowledge of linear array and phased array antennas to planar array and phased array antennas and in chapter 10 some special array antenna configurations will be discussed.
These configurations are conformal and volume array antennas, sequentially rotated and fed arrays for the creation of circular polarisation and reactively loaded array antennas. Finally, in chapter 11, antenna measurement techniques in general and phased array antenna measurement techniques in particular, including the use of the scan element pattern (also known as active element pattern), will be discussed. As an additional resource, this book is supported by a companion website on which instructors and lecturers can find electronic versions of the figures. Please go to ftp://ftp.wiley.co.uk/pub/books/visser The aim of Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics is to provide an introduction to (phased) array antennas that will allow the reader to move onto specialist books on the topic with a greater understanding.
Therefore, topics like beam synthesis, phased array antenna errors, beam switching, digital beam forming, array thinning and adaptive array antennas will not be treated in this book
⏩Edition: 1st Edition
⏩Author: Hubregt J. Visser
⏩Puplication Date: September 2, 2005
⏩Size: 14.9 MB
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