Non-Foster and connected planar arrays

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[1] A planar array of dipoles, with contiguous collinear dipole ends connected by a fixed inductor or capacitor, is evaluated. A Moment Method simulation of a 20 × 20 array provides Scan Element Pattern (gain per element), Scan Impedance, and current distributions. Cases considered, over a 10:1 bandwidth (dipole length .05λ to .5λ), include zero impedance coupling, capacitor coupling, inductor coupling, and Non-Foster negative inductor coupling. The last is outstanding, probably because the physics of the Non-Foster coupling makes sense.

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