This algorithm allows the specification of the array and its 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.An example of a customized linear array distribution.
The array orientation, the inter element spacing, the spacing method and the excitation taper can all be specified. The excitation taper can be selected between equal excitation [Uniform], uniform side lobe level [Dolph-Chebychev] and first few side lobes uniform [Villeneuve]. The side lobe level and number of side lobes (where applicable) can then 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.