Parallel Plate Waveguide Simulator of a Dense Connected Dipole Array

Rene Baelemans, David Prinsloo, Bart Smolders, Adrian Sutinjo, David B. Davidson, Randall Wayth

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In this paper we propose the use of a parallel-plate waveguide simulator as a useful design verification step of very large phased-array systems. We base the derivation of the theoretical concept upon the wideband capacitively connected-dipole array. It is shown to be key to correctly terminate the cavity to the free-space boundary with the use of electromagnetic absorbers to minimize reflections.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299008
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


  • antenna measurement
  • phased arrays
  • radio astronomy

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