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Phased Array Antenna Handbook, Third Edition

Phased Array Antenna Handbook, Third Edition

By (author): Robert J. Mailloux
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 506
ISBN: 9781630810290
Coming Soon: Available 11/30/2017

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This completely revised third edition of an Artech House classic, Phased Array Antenna Handbook, Second Edition, offers an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of array antennas and systems. This edition provides a wealth of new material, including expanded coverage of phased array and multiple beam antennas. New modern machine learning techniques used for analysis are included. Additional material on wideband antennas and wideband coverage in array antennas are incorporated in this book, including new methods, devices, and technologies that have developed since the second edition.


A detailed treatment of antenna system noise, sections on antenna pattern synthesis, developments in subarray technology, and in-depth coverage of array architecture and components are additional new features of this book. The book explores design elements that demonstrate how to size an array system with speed and confidence. Moreover, this resource provides expanded coverage of systems aspects of arrays for radar and communications. Supported with numerous equations and illustrations, this practical book helps evaluate basic antenna parameters such as gain, sidelobe levels, and noise. Readers learn how to compute antenna system noise, design subarray geometries for given bandwidth, scan and sidelobe constraints, and choose array illumination tapers for given sidelobe levels.

Phased Arrays in Radar and Communication Systems; Pattern Characteristics of Linear and Planar Arrays; Pattern Synthesis for Linear and Planar Arrays; Patterns of Nonplanar Arrays; Elements for Phased Arrays; Summary of Element Pattern and Mutual Impedance Effects; Array Error Effects; Multiple Beam Antennas; Special Array Feeds for Limited Field-of-View and Wideband Coverage.

  • Robert J. Mailloux

    is an honorary professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Trento and is a retired senior scientist at USAF Research Laboratory. He is an extensively published author with over 40 years of experience in industry and academia. He received his Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University. He is a past president and current member of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society.


Review by: Apostolos Georgiadis, The Aeronautical Journal - November 1, 2018

The ?eld of phased array antennas has evolved greatly since the publication of the First edition of the book in 1994. This is an exciting ?eld which ?nds numerous applications in communication and radar technology. Large antenna arrays with electronically scanned beams and additionally with multiple beams and beamfoming capability are very appealing for the new 5G communication systems. Although the development of such systems is very challenging both from analysis and fabrication point of view, recent advances in computational electromagnetics, beam synthesis algorithms and fabrication technologies including additive manufacturing and 3D printing have been able to speed up analysis and reduce the time to market and manufacturing costs of large antenna arrays leading to numerous advances in the ?eld.


The book is a comprehensive and coherent presentation of the fundamental concepts and design challenges of phased array antennas and it is a valuable tool for both design engineers and academics and graduate students in the ?eld. The material is divided in nine chapters which are clearly presented and ordered in a progressive manner from more general concepts and challenges to specialised topics. Chapters 1 and 2 are introductory chapters presenting fundamental characteristics of array antennas. Chapter 1 provides system analysis and ?gures of merit such as directivity, beamwidth, gain and noise temperature, bandwidth and grating lobes. Chapter 2 focuses on radiation pattern characteristics and introduces the effect of element mutual coupling and the concept of thinned arrays.


The following two chapters deal with pattern synthesis methods. Chapter 3 focuses on the more ‘conventional’ array topologies of linear and planar arrays while Chapter 4 focuses on nonplanar and conformal arrays. Well-known methods such as the Fourier transform method, the Woodward and the Dolph-Chebyshev synthesis are presented in Chapter 3 and also modern methods such as ones based on convex optimisation and alternate projections. In addition, the theory of adaptive arrays and sidelobe cancelers is provided. Chapter 4 addresses circular and cylindrical arrays and phase mode excitation and brie?y spherical and truncated conical arrays.


Having addressed the topic of pattern synthesis, Chapter 5 proceeds to present the different elements used in phased arrays from dipoles and monopoles to patch and slot antennas. Special attention is given to broadband elements such as ?ared notch, tapered slot, Vivaldi type and capacitively coupled dipole elements making reference to traditional as well as to more recent designs providing an excellent starting point to the antenna designer.


The following chapters deal with more specialised topics of phased array antenna technology. Chapter 6 deals with mutual impedance effects due to element coupling and the problem of scan blindness. Chapter 7 addresses error effects such as amplitude and phase excitation errors and quantisation on the performance of the array in terms of sidelobe levels, beam pointing error and directivity variation. Chapter 8 presents multiple beam antennas including lens and re?ector systems and re?ect arrays. Finally, Chapter 9 addresses specialised arrays such as arrays for limited ?eld of view and wideband arrays and addresses the complexity of the control and feed systems of the arrays.


Robert J Mailloux is a world known authority in phased array technology and this book is without doubt an invaluable addition to the library of everyone working in the ?eld.

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