Direction finding performance of antenna arrays on complex platforms using numerical electromagnetic simulation tools

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2011
Özeç, Mustafa Onur
An important step for the design of direction finding systems is the performance evaluation using numeric electromagnetic simulation tools. In this thesis, a method is presented for both modeling and simulation in a numeric electromagnetic simulation tool FEKO. The method relies on the data generated by FEKO. The data is then processed by correlative interferometer algorithm. This process is implemented in a MATLAB environment. Different types of antenna arrays including dipole, monopole and discone antennas are used. The antenna arrays are mounted on a UAV and SUV in order to see the platform effects. The direction finding performance is evaluated for different scenarios. It is shown that the presented approach is an effective tool for understanding the direction finding characteristic of antenna arrays.

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M. O. Özeç, “Direction finding performance of antenna arrays on complex platforms using numerical electromagnetic simulation tools,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.