Simplification of an Array Antenna by Reducing the Fed Elements

Tadashi TAKANO  Noriyuki KAMO  Akira SUGAWARA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.9   pp.3811-3814
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.9.3811
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
array antenna,  fed element reduction,  parasitic element,  coupling,  feed line,  

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This paper proposes the design to reduce the number of fed elements by replacing with parasitic elements in an array antenna. The study depends on the analysis of electromagnetic wave fields in consideration of the coupling between the half-wavelength dipoles. The case of 2 fed elements and 2 parasitic elements is considered as a unit cell to form the total array. After optimizing the element arrangement, the antenna gain can match that of the equivalent 4-fed element case. Feeding networks in a high power radiating system are analyzed in terms of the length and matching of feed lines, and the arrangement of amplifiers.