Comparative Analysis in Radar Cross Section of Low Profile and Conventionally Sized UHF SATCOM Antenna

Cihan E. F., Kopar M., Sabah C.

2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, APS/URSI 2021, Singapore, Singapore, 4 - 10 December 2021, pp.913-914 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/aps/ursi47566.2021.9704460
  • City: Singapore
  • Country: Singapore
  • Page Numbers: pp.913-914
  • Keywords: low profile antennas, radar cross-sections, structural mode scattering, UHF antennas
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 IEEE.In this paper, we show and compare the results in radar cross-section (RCS) between metamaterial-based _textlow/40 low profile tactical UHF SATCOM antenna, operates in the band of 245 MHz - 310 MHz, and conventionally /4 sized aperture. The monostatic RCS results of both differently sized apertures have been examined in the frequency range of the S-band, under both theta and varphi-polarized plane wave incidence angle up to 60°. A reduction of one-tenth in antenna profile yields a considerable decrease in RCS.