Two Novel Approaches to Antenna-Pattern Synthesis

Room 133, 14 Alliance Lane (Building 72), Monash University Clayton Campus

Abstract The design of linear arrays that produce a desired radiation pattern, i.e. the pattern-synthesis problem, continues to be of interest as demonstrated by the number of articles that continue to be published on this topic. A wide variety of approaches have been developed to deal with this problem of which two are examined here. One of them, a matrix-based method, begins with a specified set of element currents for a chosen array geometry. The second approach is based on a pole-residue model for an array whose element locations (the poles) and currents (the residues) are developed from samples of the specified. About the presenter Since earning his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan, E. K. Miller has held a variety of government, academic and industrial positions. These include 15 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he spent 7 years as a Division Leader, and 4+ years at Los Alamos National Laboratory from which he retired as a Group Leader in 1993. His academic experience includes holding a position as Regents-Distinguished Professor at Kansas University and as Stocker Visiting Professor at Ohio University. Dr. Miller wrote the column “PCs for AP and Other EM Reflections” for the AP-S Magazine from 1984 to 2000. He received (with others) a Certificate of Achievement from the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society for Contributions to Development of NEC (Numerical Electromagnetics Code) and was a recipient (with others) in 1989 of the best paper award given by the Education Society for “Computer Movies for Education.” Date: 17 November 2016 Time: 17:30 - 19:00 (refreshment starts at 17:30) Venure: Room 133, 14 Alliance Lane (Building 72), Monash University Clayton Campus