Parametric Design of Open Ended Waveguide Array Feeder with Reflector Antenna for Switchable Cosecant-Squared Pattern

Yücedağ O. M., TÜRK A. S.

APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL, vol.27, no.8, pp.668-675, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.668-675
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents parametric analysis of two-dimensional (2D) open-ended waveguide array feeder and introduces a modified parabolic reflector antenna structure to obtain electronically switchable radiation patterns. The main motivation of the study is to achieve desired radiation characteristics for naval, air and coastal surveillance radars such as, pencil beam, suppressed side lobes and cosecant-squared pattern shapes. The Analytical Regularization Method (ARM) is used as a fast and accurate pre-design tool to compute near and far field radiation characteristics of the feeder and reflector antennas. The numerical procedure is initially verified by the analytical methods and the calculated results are presented for the proposed novel designs.