Directivity Upper Bound Computation in Radiating Apertures from a Modal Expansion


One of the most commonly found antennas in microwave and millimeter-wave systems are radiating apertures. These antennas can take several forms, such as open-ended waveguides, slots, or horns among others. As for any kind of antennas, a key parameter to be engineered is the directivity. Therefore, the availability of an upper bound of the directivity value for a specified radiating aperture, together with the physical insight on the means to achieve it, can be a useful and valuable information in the antenna design process.

XIII Encuentro Ibérico de Electromagnetismo Computacional (EIEC 2019) | XIII Encuentro Ibŕico de Electromagnetismo Computacional (EIEC 2019) | 15/10/2019 - 18/10/2019 | Potes, Cantabria, España
Lucas Polo-López
Lucas Polo-López
Research engineer

My research interests include computational electromagnetics, fully-metallic antenna arrays and additive manufacturing.