Assessment of Sochacki Lenses for Autonomous Maritime Patrol FLAR

Gray, D., Le Kernec, J. and Thornton, J. (2014) Assessment of Sochacki Lenses for Autonomous Maritime Patrol FLAR. In: 2014 International Radar Conference (Radar), Lille, 13-17 Oct. 2014, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781479941957 (doi:10.1109/RADAR.2014.7060439)

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Abstract

Initial numerical and experimental results are given for minimal layer lens antennas for Forward Looking Airborne Radar as the primary sensor onboard small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles adapted for fully autonomous long distance maritime patrol. 27dBi was achieved by a single material lens that is dimensionally compatible with the fuselage of a 6-meter class Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Numerical results for 2 and 3 layer lenses up to 38dBi directivity were given, been comparable to the reflector antennas presently used in P-3C and P-8A manned maritime patrol aircraft.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Le Kernec, Dr Julien
Authors: Gray, D., Le Kernec, J., and Thornton, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISBN:9781479941957
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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