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A Three-dimensional Directive Antenna Pattern Interpolation Method

Leonor, N. ; Caldeirinha, Rafael ; Sanchez , M. ; Fernandes, T.

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters Vol. 15, Nº 1, pp. 881 - 884, March, 2016.

ISSN (print): 1536-1225
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Journal Impact Factor: 1,312 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/LAWP.2015.2478962

Abstract
An interpolation method to reconstruct the 3D directive antenna pattern, is presented. The proposed method is based on the prior knowledge of the original antenna’s principal planes patterns, to which a specific weighting method is applied to obtain an approximate 3D antenna pattern. The performance of the proposed interpolation method is evaluated against 3D antenna patterns from three typical directional antennas, extracted from appropriate electromagnetic simulation. Finally, a comparative analysis between the proposed method and current interpolation methods present in the literature, is presented.