Installed Antenna Performance in Airborne Radomes of Different Profiles

Authors

  • Ana Vukovic George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
  • Phillip Sewell George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
  • Xuesong Meng George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
  • Trevor M. Benson George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

Keywords:

Airborne radome, installed antenna, unstructured transmission line modelling method

Abstract

In this paper, broadband interactions between an antenna and a radome are modelled using a full wave numerical solver. By accurately describing both the antenna and the radome geometry with a single numerical method, a comprehensive prediction of the performance of the coupled antenna and radome installation is provided. The paper compares how different airborne dielectric radome profiles affect the antenna performance, predicting effects not seen in uncoupled simulations.

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Published

2021-07-25

How to Cite

Ana Vukovic, Phillip Sewell, Xuesong Meng, & Trevor M. Benson. (2021). Installed Antenna Performance in Airborne Radomes of Different Profiles. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal (ACES), 33(03), 343–346. Retrieved from https://journals.riverpublishers.com/index.php/ACES/article/view/9231

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