For conformal array
antenna, the element pattern in different location has different direction because of the varying curvature.
To verify that this method can be applied for arbitrary arrays, in the second example, a 5 by 4 conical conformal array
is used for test.
That is to say, for the proposed cylindrical conformal array
with of 8 rows and 12 columns, the total number of variables to be optimized is reduced from 8 x 12 to 5 x (8 + 1), which significantly reduces the overhead of the optimization.
Pasala, "Pattern synthesis of conformal arrays
for airborne vehicles," IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, Vol.
A 20-element cylindrical conformal array
with a null-shaped beam pattern and a reconfigurable dual-beam pattern are synthesized to show the effectiveness and flexibility of the proposed algorithm.
Using three large conformal arrays
on either flank, WAA can operate at lower frequencies and also provide very accurate bearing and target-motion analysis (TMA) data, while avoiding the need for the submarine to change direction.
These so-called conformal arrays
enable radars to be used on platforms where it is impractical to fit a flat array.
It is possible to design conformal arrays
to fit a three-dimensional shape such as a pyramid, cube or a solid of revolution such as the fuselage of an aircraft.
Contract Awarded For The Production And Support Of AN/BQS-25 Low-Cost Conformal Arrays
emphasis will be placed on light-weight arrays, digital beam forming (dbf), conformal arrays
, and antenna system component.
Smart skins" programs are taking yet another technology step by formulating shared-aperture systems as conformal arrays
integrated physically with the airframe structure and the supporting RF and digital electronics.
These and other problems make the detailed analysis of conformal arrays
on highly curved bodies a far from trivial undertaking.