RF choke based methodology for flange effect mitigation and antenna isolation improvement in bistatic radars of aerospace vehicles

Acharyya, Amit (2023) RF choke based methodology for flange effect mitigation and antenna isolation improvement in bistatic radars of aerospace vehicles. AEÜ - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, 159. p. 154451. ISSN 1434-8411

[img] Text
1-s2.0-S1434841122003211-main.pdf - Published Version

Download (2MB)


This paper presents a novel technique for mitigation of flange effect and antenna transmit to receive isolation improvement methodology using RF choke for the bistatic radars of aerospace vehicles. The presence of flange causes variation in antenna radiation pattern, by an increase in sidelobe level, decrease in gain and dip in roll pattern, thereby degradation in the performance of the antenna. An RF choke adjacent to the waveguide wall is introduced to nullify the undesirable effects of the flange. This Paper demonstrates through simulation and experimentation that this choke effectively suppresses the surface wave and can be applied in many types of antennas to improve the radiation pattern deteriorated by parasitic elements. It is also demonstrated through measurements that the isolation from transmit to receive antenna is improved by introducing choke, with this technique antenna isolation is enhanced by 23 dB with 11 dB antenna gain. The gain and sidelobe improvement of the antenna with RF choke is 2 dB, and 6 dB, respectively. The proposed array antenna is fabricated with and without choke, measurements are performed and test results are presented. The isolation test between transmit & receive antenna is performed in an anechoic chamber and test results are presented.

[error in script]
IITH Creators:
IITH CreatorsORCiD
Acharyya, Amithttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-5636-0676
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bistatic radar; Choke flange; Radar cross section; Slot arrays; Traveling wave antennas; Antenna isolation; Bistatic radars; Choke flange; Flange effects; Isolation improvements; Novel techniques; Radar cross-sections; Receive antenna; Slot arrays; Travelling-wave antennas; Antenna arrays; Radar antennas; Radar cross section; Slot antennas; Surface waves; Traveling wave antennas; Flanges
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering > Automation & Control Systems
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Nigam Prasad Bisoyi
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2023 05:37
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2023 05:37
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/11595
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeue.2022.154451
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/10121
Related URLs:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
Statistics for RAIITH ePrint 11595 Statistics for this ePrint Item