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Modelling a three-element printed dipole antenna array using the FDTD technique

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Original languageEnglish
Publication dateJul 1997
Pages1062 - 1065
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Abstract

This paper shows that finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) analysis incorporating a graded grid may be used to accurately model a three-element triangular array of printed dipoles. Each element forms a complicated structure that combines the microstrip feedline, balun and dipole. Examples of an input response and an element coupling are presented for the range 2-14 GHz, together with far-field radiation patterns for one of the elements at a frequency of 9.3 GHz. All the results obtained by the FDTD model run on a low-powered HP 9000 series workstation are compared with measurements of the actual antenna array

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Sponsorship: This work has been carried out with the support of the Defence Research Agency Terms of use: Copyright © 1997 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1997. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it. Name of Conference: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium Venue of Conference: Montreal, Quebec

Research areas

  • finite difference time-domain analysis (FDTD), dipole antenna arrays, antenna radiation patterns

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  • Hilton APS 1997

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