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An efficient algorithm for electrically large reflectarray antenna design automation

Ahmad, Ghulam, Brown, Tim, Underwood, Craig and Loh, Tian Hong (2017) An efficient algorithm for electrically large reflectarray antenna design automation In: 2017 International Workshop on Electromagnetics: Applications and Student Innovation Competition, 30 May - 01 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Reflectarrays are becoming a potentially attractive replacement of parabolic reflectors for high gain requirements. A large reflectarray consists of thousands of elements. To predict their performance a simulation model is required which is very cumbersome to build manually due to a large number of elements. It takes exhaustive efforts, keen attention to details and significant amount of time to build such a simulation model. When several iterations of modelling are required it worsens the issue even further. We have presented here an algorithm as an automated solution to this problem by interfacing Matlab® with an electromagnetic simulation software. It is very generic, time efficient and makes the modelling easy with least intervention of the designer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Ahmad, Ghulamg.ahmad@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Brown, TimT.Brown@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Underwood, CraigC.Underwood@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Loh, Tian HongUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 24 August 2017
Identification Number : 10.1109/iWEM.2017.7968806
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 IEEE
Uncontrolled Keywords : MATLAB; Algorithm design and analysis; Mathematical model; Reflector antennas; Software algorithms; Visual BASIC; Unit Cells; Reflectarray; CST
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 24 Jul 2017 12:27
Last Modified : 13 Sep 2017 16:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841729

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