Novel inhomogeneous planar layer radome design for airborne applications

Nair, RU and Shashidhara, S and Jha , RM (2012) Novel inhomogeneous planar layer radome design for airborne applications. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 11 . pp. 854-856. ISSN 1536-1225

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    In airborne radome applications, monolithic half-wave wall configuration is generally used to provide superior electromagnetic (EM) performance at the design frequency. However, the application of a monolithic half-wave wall is limited due to its very narrow bandwidth. In order to circumvent this problem, inhomogeneous planar layer (IPL) with exponential variation of complex permittivity is proposed here for the design of a radome wall. As compared to the conventional monolithic half-wave radome of identical thickness, the IPL-based radome wall offers superior EM performance both at the normal and high incidence angles. The EM performance analysis shows that the IPL wall configuration is a better choice for designing both the normal-incidence and the highly streamlined airborne nosecone radomes.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to M/s. IEEE
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Electromagnetic (EM) performance parameters;Inhomogeneous planar layer (IPL);Radomes
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    ENGINEERING > Electronics and Electrical Engineering
    Division/Department: CEM Lab, CEM Lab, CEM Lab
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 15:55
    Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 15:55

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