Theory of microstrip Yagi-Uda arrays
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1981 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 1077–1079, November-December 1981
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1981), Theory of microstrip Yagi-Uda arrays, Radio Sci., 16(6), 1077–1079, doi:10.1029/RS016i006p01077., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 APR 1981
- Manuscript Received: 26 NOV 1980
In this paper the theory of microstrip Yagi-Uda arrays is considered. An integral equation is derived for the current distribution on the exciter, reflector, and parasitic elements of the array which is printed on a grounded dielectric substrate. The integrand involves improper Sommerfeld type integrals which are solved by analytic-numeric techniques via a principal value integration along the real axis. In this manner the integral equations can be solved for the current distribution by the Galerkin method. Some results for the design of printed Yagi-Uda arrays are discussed.