An Aperiodic Array Antenna Using Diamond Tiles as Subarrays
Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: EuCAP 2009
Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Makino, Shigeru; Kadoguchi, Shogo; Betsudan, Shin-ichi; Mizusawa, Motoo; Noguchi, Keisuke (Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ohgigaoka Nonoichi Ishikawa 921 - 8501, Japan)
Endo, Tsutomu; Sato, Masahito; Katagi, Takashi (Mitsubishi Electric Corp., 325 Kamimachiya Kamakura Kanagawa 247-8520, Japan)
A method to reduce the cost of a phased array antenna is employing subarrays composed of several element antennas and installing a phase shifter to each subarray not to each element antenna. In this case, it is important to suppress grating lobes because the periods of the subarrays are usually large compared with wave length. This paper proposes an aperiodic array antenna using diamond tiles as subarrays, which realizes both a low cost and low sidelobe characteristics.