"JOURNAL OF RADIO ELECTRONICS" (Zhurnal Radioelektroniki ISSN 1684-1719, N 5, 2017

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Monopulse frequency-scan antenna array for terminal area X-band radar


A. V. Suchkov

 Research & Production Corporation «Lianozovo Electromechanical Plant», 110 Dmitrovskoye shosse, Moscow 127411, Russia


The paper is received on December 5, 2016, after correction - on April 8, 2017


Abstract. The design issues of monopulse frequency-scan waveguide antenna array for terminal area radar of X-band are discussed. A monopulse antenna, which consists of waveguide emitters, connected to the waveguide feeding system, is designed to form the sum and difference patterns in the frequency scanning plane. In the orthogonal plane the antenna forms a cosecant type patterns. The features of proposed antenna with serial feeding of radiators are researched, the methods, which allow eliminating typical disadvantages, are presented. The computer model numerical simulation results and measurement results of antenna prototype radiation patterns on the near field test stand are given. A comparative analysis of the experimental characteristics with simulation results is performed. Combination of technical solutions has allowed providing high-quality electrodynamic characteristics of developed antenna.

Key words: monopulse antenna array, frequency scanning, pattern, waveguide feeding system, numerical simulation.


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For citation:

A. V. Suchkov. Monopulse frequency-scan antenna array for terminal area X-band radar. Zhurnal Radioelektroniki - Journal of Radio Electronics, 2017, No. 5. Available at http://jre.cplire.ru/jre/may17/2/text.pdf. (In Russian)