A comparative study of horn antennas suitable for the transmitting antenna array module of MELISSA architecture

Shweta Vincent, Sharmila Anand John Francis, Om Prakash Kumar, Elijah Blessing Rajsingh

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Abstract

The MELISSA system is a ground based aperture radar that has been designed for landslide monitoring in Italy. It consists of a linear antenna array of 12 Pyramidal horn antennas present in the transmitting module of the system and another linear array of 12 receiving Vivaldi antennas. It has been proven that an alternate planar antenna array geometry of 2 × 6 pyramidal horn antennas gives a better performance than the 12 linear horns; present in the transmitting module of MELISSA; in terms of directivity, half power beam width and peak side lobe ratio. This paper aims at presenting a comparative study of peak gains and half power beam widths of various other types of individual horn antenna elements that could be used to replace the conventional pyramidal horn in the earlier proposed 2 × 6 planar configuration and thereby revise the MELISSA system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics, DISCOVER 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages28-34
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics, DISCOVER 2016 - Mangalore, India
Duration: 13-08-201614-08-2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics, DISCOVER 2016
CountryIndia
CityMangalore
Period13-08-1614-08-16

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Horn antennas
Antenna arrays
Receiving antennas
Landslides
Radar
Geometry
Monitoring

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Vincent, S., Francis, S. A. J., Kumar, O. P., & Rajsingh, E. B. (2016). A comparative study of horn antennas suitable for the transmitting antenna array module of MELISSA architecture. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics, DISCOVER 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 28-34). [7806226] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DISCOVER.2016.7806226
Vincent, Shweta ; Francis, Sharmila Anand John ; Kumar, Om Prakash ; Rajsingh, Elijah Blessing. / A comparative study of horn antennas suitable for the transmitting antenna array module of MELISSA architecture. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics, DISCOVER 2016 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 28-34
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A comparative study of horn antennas suitable for the transmitting antenna array module of MELISSA architecture. / Vincent, Shweta; Francis, Sharmila Anand John; Kumar, Om Prakash; Rajsingh, Elijah Blessing.

2016 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics, DISCOVER 2016 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 28-34 7806226.

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Vincent S, Francis SAJ, Kumar OP, Rajsingh EB. A comparative study of horn antennas suitable for the transmitting antenna array module of MELISSA architecture. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics, DISCOVER 2016 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 28-34. 7806226 https://doi.org/10.1109/DISCOVER.2016.7806226