This algorithm allows the specification of the array and its phase excitation directly. Antenna Magus does not adjust the array layout at all to achieve specific electrical objectives. It is useful to use this to evaluate a custom array layout, using the array routines in Antenna Magus. The radius of the array lies in the x-y plane, while the height extends in the z-direction.An example of a customized cylindrical array distribution.
Physically, the number of elements along the circumference (arc), the number of elements along the height, the radius, the angular range and the element spacing along the height of the array may be set. Electrically, the incremental phase shift in radial and height direction may be set.
More information about how the array synthesis tool should be used can be found in ‘ ...
Antenna Array Synthesis in Antenna Magus ’ and in ‘Help: How do I use the Array Synthesis tool? ’ (located in the Antenna Magus information browser). The latter article also describes the different excitation tapers in more detail, and provides references for further research.