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Single-layer decoupling networks for circulant symmetric arrays

Coetzee, Jacob, Cordwell, James, Underwood, Elizabeth, & Waite, Shauna (2011) Single-layer decoupling networks for circulant symmetric arrays. IETE Technical Review, 28(3), pp. 232-239.

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Abstract

Reduced element spacing in antenna arrays gives rise to strong mutual coupling between array elements and may cause significant performance degradation. These effects can be alleviated by introducing a decoupling network consisting of interconnected reactive elements. The existing design approach for the synthesis of a decoupling network for circulant symmetric arrays allows calculation of element values using closed-form expressions, but the resulting circuit configuration requires multilayer technology for implementation. In this paper, a new structure for the decoupling of circulant symmetric arrays of more than four elements is presented. Element values are no longer obtained in closed form, but the resulting circuit is much simpler and can be implemented on a single layer.

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ID Code: 43619
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Adaptive arrays, Antenna array feeds, Antenna arrays, Decoupling networks, Mutual coupling
DOI: 10.4103/0256-4602.81235
ISSN: 0256-4602
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
Deposited On: 27 Jul 2011 10:23
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 15:22

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