A Comparative Study of Horn Antennas suitable for the Transmitting Antenna Array Module of MELISSA Architecture

Vincent, Shweta and Anand, Sharmila and Francis, John and Kumar, Om Prakash and Blessing, Elijah and Rajsingh, . (2016) A Comparative Study of Horn Antennas suitable for the Transmitting Antenna Array Module of MELISSA Architecture. In: Discover 2016, 13/08/2016, NIT K-Surathkal.

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Abstract

The MELISSA system is a ground based aperture radar that has been designed for landslide monitoring in Italy. It consists of a linear antenna array of 12 Pyramidal horn antennas present in the transmitting module of the system and another linear array of 12 receiving Vivaldi antennas. It has been proven that an alternate planar antenna array geometry of 2 x 6 pyramidal horn antennas gives a better performance than the 12 linear horns; present in the transmitting module of MELISSA; in terms of directivity, half power beam width and peak side lobe ratio. This paper aims at presenting a comparative study of peak gains and half power beam widths of various other types of individual horn antenna elements that could be used to replace the conventional pyramidal horn in the earlier proposed 2 x 6 planar configuration and thereby revise the MELISSA system

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: MELISSA, Horn antenna, GB-SAR, MIMO, Antenna array
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electronics and Communication
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechatronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 13:34
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 13:34
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147027

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