Concentric Circular: Gain or beamwidth

This synthesis algorithm will design a circular array (made up of multiple concentric rings of elements) for a specified directivity or beamwidth. The array is always designed so that the elements are arranged in the x-y plane (cantered around the z-axis) and main-beam radiation along the positive and negative z-axis directions. When isotropic array elements are assumed, the radiation pattern of this array will be a figure-of-rotation around the z-axis.

An example of a 3D pattern for this array.

More information about how the array synthesis tool should be used can be found in the array article in the information browser. This article also describes the different excitation tapers in more detail, and provides references for further research.