Development of Microstrip Antenna Array Series for Radar Foreign Object Debris (FOD)

Muhammad Riza Darmawan, Catur Apriono, Eko Tjipto Rahardjo, Fitri Yuli Zulkifli, Mudrik Alaydrus

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Abstract

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) at airport runways is a hazard that can cause accidents during takeoff and landing. A high accuracy detection system is critical to prevent any possible incidents. A radar system has become a technology for object detection, including FOD detection, by taking advantage of electromagnetic radiation emitted and detected by a high gain antenna. This research proposes a 64 element array series of rectangular patch microstrip antenna optimized by using array series method for radar FOD detection. The proposed microstrip antenna uses the Rogers RT / Duroid 5880 substrate with dielectric constant 2.2. The antenna size is 232.8 mm x 6 mm x 1.575 mm. Simulation results using CST Microwave Studio show that the antenna design can operate in a range frequency of 37.563 GHz-38.863 GHz or 1.3 GHz (3.4%) bandwidth. The simulated gain, E-plane and H-plane beamwidths are 16.66 dBi, 75.5 degrees and 2.8 degrees, respectively. Measurement results show that the antenna can operate at frequency range of 37.47 GHz-38.8 GHz or 1.33 GHz (3.49%) bandwidth, which has similar performances as simulation. In addition, the simulation of 128 x64 element series linear array achieved gain 41.36 dB, unidirectional radiation patterns, E-plane beamwidth 0.4 degrees and H-plane beamwidth 1.5 degrees. The proposed antenna is potential for radar FOD detection applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 2nd International Conference on Broadband Communications, Wireless Sensors and Powering, BCWSP 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages12-15
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728174495
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2020
Event2nd International Conference on Broadband Communications, Wireless Sensors and Powering, BCWSP 2020 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Sep 202030 Sep 2020

Publication series

Name2020 2nd International Conference on Broadband Communications, Wireless Sensors and Powering, BCWSP 2020

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Broadband Communications, Wireless Sensors and Powering, BCWSP 2020
CountryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period28/09/2030/09/20

Keywords

  • antenna
  • array
  • microstrip
  • radar fod
  • series

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