Cylindrical: Specify the layout directly

This algorithm allows the specification of the array and its phase excitation directly. Antenna Magus does not adjust the array layout at all to achieve specific electrical objectives. It is useful to use this to evaluate a custom array layout, using the array routines in Antenna Magus. The radius of the array lies in the x-y plane, while the height extends in the z-direction.

An example of a customised cylindrical array distribution.

Physically, the number of elements along the circumference (arc), the number of elements along the height, the radius, the angular range and the element spacing along the height of the array may be set. Electrically, the incremental phase shift in radial and height direction may be set.

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.