Aerotransported Radar for Oil Spills Monitoring

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Alves S., A. M. P.; Duplat, D. N.; Oliveira, L. P. de; Hernández-Figueroa, H. E. (Department of Microwaves and Optics, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil)

This work presents the design of an antenna array in X-band for monitoring oil spills on ocean surfaces. The array shows a squared cosecant profile over its E-plane and comprises 32 resonant slotted metallic waveguides fed by a single waveguide through feeding slots and metallic coupling ridges. Capacitive and inductive metallic irises are used for phase controlling.