An extreamly large scale periodic array antenna is required for transmitting power from space solar power systems. Analysis of the huge-scale array antenna is important to estimate the radiation property of the array antenna, but a full-wave analysis requires too much computer memory and excessive CPU time. In order to overcome these difficulties, the impedance extension method is proposed as a method of approximate analysis for huge periodic array antennas. From the results of actual gain pattern obtained by the proposed method and its relative error, it is shown that edge effects of a huge-scale array antenna can be ignored in calculating the radiation property.
- Huge periodic array antenna
- Impedance extension method
- Method of Moments(MoM)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering