Although slot antennas are usually modeled as perfectly electric conductors, for accurate antenna design and optimization, ohmic loss effects cannot be neglected. This is especially true in millimeter and submillimeter-wave applications, and in low-cost technology for mass production, where highly conductive surfaces are out of budget. This paper presents a rigorous but efficient method-of-moments (MoM) formulation for the analysis of radial line slot array (RLSA) antennas, which includes the finite conductivity of metals. First, by using equivalence and reciprocity theorems, effective magnetic currents are defined on each slot aperture, instead of standard electric and magnetic equivalent currents. This choice halves the number of unknowns of the MoM linear system, still preserving the rigor of the electromagnetic formulation. Next, proper Green’s functions accounting for the finite conductivity of metals are derived analytically and used in the MoM admittance matrix expressions. A numerical check of self and mutual admittances for a couple of slots etched in a nonperfectly conducting structure is provided against results from a finite-element method. Finally, a few RLSA realizations are analyzed to investigate the effect of ohmic losses in a practical antenna design.
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|Titolo:||Rigorous MoM Analysis of Finite Conductivity Effects in RLSA Antennas|
|Citazione:||Albani, M., Mazzinghi, A., & Freni, A. (2011). Rigorous MoM Analysis of Finite Conductivity Effects in RLSA Antennas. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, 59, 4023-4032.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|