Phase Compensation of Composite Material Radomes Based on the Radiation Pattern

Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Apr 2017

Some compensation methods have been proposed to mitigate the degradation of radiation characteristics caused by composite material radomes, however most of them are complex and not applicable for large radomes, for example, the modification of geometric shape by grinding process. A novel and simple compensation strategy based on phase modification is proposed for large reflector antenna-radome systems. Through moving the feed or sub-reflector along axial direction opportunely, the modification of phase distribution in the original aperture of an enclosed reflector antenna can be used to reduce the phase shift caused by composite material radomes. The distortion of far-field pattern can be minimized. The modification formulas are proposed, and the limitation of their application is also discussed. Numerical simulations for a one-piece composite materials sandwich radome and a 40 m multipartite composite materials sandwich radome verify that the novel compensation strategy achieves satisfactory compensated results, and improves the distortion of the far-field pattern for the composite material radomes. For one-piece dielectric radome, more than 60% phase difference caused by radome is reduced. For multipartite radome, the sidelobe level improves about 1.2 dB, the nulling depth improves about 3 dB. The improvement of far-field pattern could be obtained effectively and simply by moving the feed or sub-reflector according to phase shift of the radome.

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Phase Compensation of Composite Material Radomes Based on the Radiation Pattern

Phase Compensation of Composite Material Radomes Based on the Radiation Pattern Peng LI 0 1 2 Na LI 0 1 2 Wanye XU 0 1 2 Liwei SONG 0 1 2 0 Key Laboratory of Electronic Equipment Structure Design of Ministry of Education, Xidian University , Xi'an 710071 , China 1 Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51475348, 51305322 and 51490660) , Open Foundation of State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmissions (SKLMT-KFKT- 201409), and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China 2 State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmissions, Chongqing University , Chongqing 400044 , China Some compensation methods have been proposed to mitigate the degradation of radiation characteristics caused by composite material radomes, however most of them are complex and not applicable for large radomes, for example, the modification of geometric shape by grinding process. A novel and simple compensation strategy based on phase modification is proposed for large reflector antenna-radome systems. Through moving the feed or sub-reflector along axial direction opportunely, the modification of phase distribution in the original aperture of an enclosed reflector antenna can be used to reduce the phase shift caused by composite material radomes. The distortion of far-field pattern can be minimized. The modification formulas are proposed, and the limitation of their application is also discussed. Numerical simulations for a one-piece composite materials sandwich radome and a 40 m multipartite composite materials sandwich radome verify that the novel compensation strategy achieves satisfactory compensated results, and improves the distortion of the far-field pattern for the composite material radomes. For one-piece dielectric radome, more than 60% phase difference caused by radome is reduced. For multipartite radome, the sidelobe level improves about 1.2 dB, the nulling depth improves about 3 dB. The improvement of far-field pattern could be obtained effectively and simply by moving the feed or sub-reflector according to phase shift of the radome. Composite materials; Radome; Phase compensation; Radiation pattern 1 Introduction Composite material sandwich radomes (Fig. 1) generally include low-density core materials (e.g. resin) and higherdensity skin materials (e.g. fiber), and they are widely used in antenna-radome systems due to the high strength-toweight ratio and good dielectric properties [1]. From the viewpoint of structure, sandwich radomes are composed of sandwich panels and fiber skin joints (Fig. 1(a)). The joints are connected to each other by metal bolts and form the frame that is solid enough to undertake the load of exotic environment [2]. To get enough stiffness and strength, the joints should be much thicker than skins. Meanwhile the sandwich panels should be light in weight and low in transmission loss of electromagnetic wave propagation in order to achieve excellent radiation performance. Radomes not only protect enclosed antennas against wind, rain, ice, snow and solar radiation, but also reduce the manufacturing cost and extend the service time of enclosed antennas [1, 2]. However, from the viewpoint of electromagnetics, the radomes also lead to the degradation of radiation characteristics of the enclosed antennas, such as gain loss, boresight error and the rise in side-lobe level [3, 4], which can be represented by the distortion of Fig. 1 9.14 m and 40 m dielectric sandwich radomes radiation pattern. Therefore, minimizing the degradation of radiation characteristics and maximizing structural stiffness are the prior purposes in the design of modern highperformance antenna-radome systems [5, 6]. One of the main reasons of radiation pattern distortion is the change of phase difference caused by radome. In order to mitigate the phase difference, some novel approaches and materials have been proposed. Virone et al. installed a special metal periodic structure in the joints to reduce the phase difference between the joints and planes [7, 8]. A good agreement between the experimental and simulated results is reported [9], and the results indicate that their compensation strategy is valid and effective for mitigating the degradation caused by radomes. The absorbing materials is used to reduce the effect of scattered field caused by induced current of the metal frame by enwrapping the metal bars [10]. A shaped reflector antenna is designed to change the original antenna phase distribution and compensate the phase distortion caused by dielectric radomes [11]. A shaped radome (nonuniform thickness) can also get a minimal phase difference and reduce the pattern distortion [12]. The degradation caused by glass fiber material error can be compensated [13] by grinding the geometrical thickness based on phase equivalent [14]. The metamaterial is applied to design a radome. By optimizing the structure parameters of the radome [15], the transmission coefficient of the plane radome is close to 1, and the degradation is almost invisible. Another metamaterial radome which has a planar centrosymmetric honeycomb-shaped structure can obtain a higher gain about 2.5 dB before the use of this metamaterial radome [16]. However, all these methods above are not easy to apply in practice. The methods in [7?14] need large modifications of the radomes or antennas and lead to high cost. The metamaterials radome is not suitable for large rotatable antenna-radome system. Phase compensation is a common method and could be applied to many electronic devices to improve their electromagnetic performance, such as microstrip crossover structure [17], microwave patch antenna [18], large reflector antenna [11], and radome [12]. In order to mitigate the distortion of radiation pattern caused by composite materials radome, a novel compensation strategy based on phase compensation is proposed. Some simulation examples are presented to exhibit the validity of the novel strategy for multi-band system, multipartite dielectric sandwich radomes. 2 Analysis Methods of Dielectric Sandwich Radomes The radome transmission coefficient T is used to expressed the transmission characteristics [1] TH2 cos4 b ? TV2 sin4 b ? 2THTV cos2 b sin2 b cos d 1=2 Where d = gH - gV, TH or TV is the amplitude of transmission coefficient of the wave, g is the inserted phase delay (IPD) according to the incident angles of different points, the subscripts H and V indicate the horizontal and vertical polarizations of the wave respectively, and b is the polarization angle. Transmission coefficient and IPD are the functions of relative permittivity, loss tangent, thickness of radome materials d and wavelength k [1]. The IPD is expressed by where x is the initial phase and c is the angle of incidence. High frequency strategy such as physical optics (PO) [19] and geometric optics (GO) [20] are usually used in electromagnetic analysis of large radomes. In order to get a balance between the efficiency and accuracy of numerical analysis, the ray tracing-aperture integration method is adopted in this study [21, 22], which means the assumption is infinitesimal wavelength. The electromagnetic field values of the antenna with a radome in the far field is given by [23, 24] Fig. 2 Schematic diagram of the variables of aperture and radome schematic diagram T?q; /?f ?q; /? exp ju?q; /?qdqd/; where (h, /) is the spherical coordinates of points in space, (q, /) is the polar coordinates of points in the reflector mapping to the aperture, E is the electric field value in point R of the far field, f and u are the amplitude and phase distributing functions in the antenna?s original aperture respectively, T is the transmission coefficient of the radome, S is the original aperture and S0 is the transmission aperture. Figure 2 shows the schematic diagram of the variables in aperture and radome. 3 Compensation Strategy To reduce the degradation of radiation characteristics, both transmission coefficient of dielectrics and inducted current of metal should be cut down. In this study, we mainly paid attention to the effects of transmission coefficient, and tried to reduce the phase difference in transmission aperture. The phase of transmission coefficient T is the key factor that causes the distortion of radiation pattern. In the original aperture, the phase of the wave is a constant, namely the phase difference is 0, and the radiation pattern has no distortion without the radome. In contrast, with the radome, the phase of T in the transmission aperture is not a constant, but varies with the incidence angle c. A different c leads to a different IPD, thus induces a phase difference of T in the transmission aperture, and finally causes the distortion of radiation pattern. In antenna-radome systems, radome is an indispensible part and we cannot remove it, but we could change the phase distribution in the original aperture. If phase difference in the original aperture has an inverse trend to that in the transmission aperture. The wave propagates through the Fig. 3 Schematic of geometric relations of Cassegrain antennas radome. Thus, the phase change will turn out to be a constant in the transmission aperture. Finally, an ideal radiation pattern can be obtained. The reflector antenna is usually composed of a main reflector, a sub-reflector, and a feed. There are three ways to change the original aperture: shaping the main reflector, moving the sub-reflector and moving the feed, as shown in Fig. 3. 3.1 Shaping the Main Reflector A small displacement of one point in the main reflector along the axial direction dmz leads to the change of wave transmission distance from the sub-reflector to the original aperture. Figure 3 shows (the red line indicates the shaped reflector, moved feed or sub-reflector). The phase shift at the corresponding point in the original aperture is obtained as follows by the geometric relations [25] where n is the flare angle from the sub-reflector to the main reflector. However, it is not practical to shape the main reflector for an installed reflector antenna. 3.2 Moving the Feed Moving the feed along the axial direction dfz (offset focus) leads to the change of transmission distance from the feed to the sub-reflector as shown in Fig. 3. The phase shift in the original aperture is calculated by [25] where n0 is the flare angle from the feed to the sub-reflector. In the center of the reflector, the flare angle n0 minimizes to 0 and the phase shift is -2pdfz/k. In the edge of the reflector, the flare angle n0 maximizes to n0max and the phase shift is gf ? 2pdfz cos n0max=k. Thus, the phase difference in the original aperture is 3.3 Moving the Sub-Reflector Similarly, the change of the wave transmission distance by moving the sub-reflector along the axial direction dsz includes two parts: one is from the feed to the sub-reflector and the other is from the sub-reflector to the main reflector. Therefore, the phase shift in the aperture is also compensated by two parts, dsz?cos n ? cos n0?: In the center of the reflector, both flare angles n0 and n minimize to 0 and the phase shift is 4pdsz/k. In the edge of the reflector, flare angles n0 and n maximize to n0max and nmax respectively, and the phase shift is gs ? 2pdsz cos nmax ? cos n0max =k. Thus, the phase difference in the original aperture is At the same point of the sub-reflector, n0max is less than n, and their relationship is M ? tan?nmax=2?= tan n0max=2 , where M is the amplification factor of the double reflector antenna, tan (n/2) = D/4f, D is the diameter of the main reflector, and f is the focal length. In the aperture S, from the center to the edge, the two flare angles increase from 0 to n0max and nmax. If dfz is negative, namely the feed moves to the -Z direction, the distribution of phase difference in the original aperture is bigger in the center and smaller at the edge. If dsz is positive, namely the sub-reflector moves to the ?Z direction, the distribution of the phase difference is similar to that with a negative dfz. For a hemisphere radome in common use, the maximum cmax locates at the edge of the aperture, and the minimum cmin is 0 in the center of the aperture. Thus, the phase difference in the transmission aperture is The distribution of DgT is smaller in the center and bigger at the edge, which is just inverse to the distribution of phase difference caused by negative dfz or positive dsz. Hence, the two-phase difference can offset each other and realize the compensation of the distortion of radiation pattern. This means DgT ? Dgf or DgT ? Dgs. Then, the value of the offset focus of the feed is The value of the offset focus of the sub-reflector is From the above analysis, it is known that the offset focus or T leads to a phase difference in the transmission aperture and result in the distortion of radiation pattern as well as the degradation of radiation characteristics. However, if they work together, the degradation will be mitigated significantly. Flare angle n0 is less than n at the same point in the subreflector. To compensate the same DgT, the value of dfz is larger than that of dsz. Thus, the compensation by moving the sub-reflector is more appropriate than by moving the feed in practice. For most reflector antenna in engineering, both the sub-reflector and feed are fixed by bolts, if we adjust the bolts, the position of the sub-reflector or feed could be changed in a small range. Once dsz is determined, the phase shift ga of each point in the aperture can be obtained by Eq. (9). Then, substitute ga into Eq. (3), and the far field of an antenna with a radome can be expressed by ZZ T ?q; /?f ?q; /? exp j?u?q; /? ? ga?qdqd/: By numerical integration, the calculation of Eq. (12) is implemented [22]. 4 Simulation Examples Two antenna-radome systems are used for simulation: (1) a 5.2 m reflector antenna with a 9.14 m one-piece dielectric sandwich radome (Fig. 1(a)); (2) a 26 m antenna with a 40 m multipartite dielectric sandwich radome (Fig. 1(b)). Two examples are used here for different purposes. The first purpose is to verify the effectiveness of the compensation strategy and its feasibility for the multi-band antenna-radome system. The second is to test the validity of the strategy for multipartite sandwich radomes. Table 1 Information of simulation examples Table 2 Material parameters of the radome Component Material Thickness Permittivity d/mm e/(F m-1) Loss tangent tand/(W m-3) Table 1 gives some information of the examples. The parameters of the materials are listed in Table 2. A-Sandwich (Fig. 1(a)) has two layers of skin (glass fiber) and one layer of core (foam). C-Sandwich (Fig. 1(b)) has four layers of skin and two layers of core. For all examples, the original aperture follows an equal distribution of amplitude and phase, and the enclosed antenna points to the sky. 4.1 5.2 m reflector antenna with a 9.14 m one-piece radome The one-piece radome means that there is no connected joint (ignored) between two panels. Hence, the jointed panels is considered to be a smooth hemisphere. The enclosed antenna is a Cassegrain antenna, and the focus diameter ratio is 0.4, with n0max = 31 and nmax = 80 . Four situations are considered in this example, including antenna without offset focus, antenna with offset focus, antenna under radome without offset focus and antenna under radome with offset focus. Some parameters of radiation characteristics are listed in Table 3. As can be seen, the power loss (the change of Emax) is about 0.2 dB at 2.3 GHz, the sidelobe-level (SLL) degradation is about 0.24 dB, the nulling depth (ND) degradation is about 16 dB, and the phase difference (PD) in the transmission aperture is 0.4. The value of dsz is 0.066k by Eq. (11), and the value of dfz is 0.44k by Eq. (10). The latter is much larger than the former, which indicates that moving sub reflector is more appropriate. Table 3 Main parameters of 9.14 m radome under 4 situations After compensation, the power loss is only 0.14 dB, which is less than the uncompensated value. The sidelobelevel (SLL) is improved greatly and approaches to the value of no radome. The nulling depth (ND) increases about 14 dB from -27.18 dB to -41.25 dB. The phase difference (PD) in aperture is only 0.055, which is much less than the uncompensated value 0.4. At 5.3 GHz, the results are similar to those at 2.3 GHz, but the degradation is relatively obvious. Before compensation, the power loss is 0.67 dB, the sidelobe-level degradation is 1.26 dB, the nulling depth degradation is 23 dB, and the phase difference of aperture is 0.92. Hence, the dsz will be more than 0.1k, which leads to the degradation of the enclosed reflector antenna. Previous studies show that if the value of the offset focus is less than 0.1k, the degradation is so tiny that can be ignored. In this viewpoint, there is a limitation for the compensation strategy, that is, the maximum value of moving the sub-reflector is 0.1k. This means that if the phase difference of T is too large, it cannot be compensated completely. In spite of this, a partial compensation of 0.1k is still available. Here, after partial compensation, the sidelobe-level degradation reduces from 1.26 dB to 0.1 dB, the nulling depth degradation reduces from 23 dB to 5.2 dB, the power loss reduces from 0.67 dB to 0.4 dB, the phase difference reduces from 0.92 to 0.32. For comparison, the results from antenna with offset focus are also involved in Table 3. They are worse than the results from antenna without offset focus and those from antenna under radome with offset focus. The above simulation results illuminate that, the radome leads to the degradations of radiation characteristics, and so does the offset focus. However, if the radome and the offset focus exist at the same time with appropriate values, the respective degradation of radome or offset focus can be Table 4 Main parameters of the 40 m radome before and after compensation (5.7 GHz) significantly reduced. That means that the offset focus can compensate the degradation caused by radome, especially for sidelobe-level and nulling depth. The distribution of phase difference of T is small in center and large at edge, while that of offset focus is large in center and small at edge. This result is just consistent with previous expositions. After compensation, the maximum phase difference appears in the center and at the edge, and the minimum is a ring in the aperture. Overall, the whole phase difference is decreased greatly. Notably, it is impossible to reduce the phase difference to zero by the compensation of offset focus, since the curvatures of the radome and the reflector are generally different. 4.2 26 m antenna with a 40 m multipartite dielectric radome In practice, one-piece radomes are extremely rare, and most radomes are multipartite dielectric ones, especially for large radomes. In this simulation, both the panels and joints (composed of glass fiber) are included. The metal bolts are ignored. The effect of metal bolts is extremely small, since the area blocked by the bolts is so small as a literature indicated [26]. The thickness of joints is 30 mm. The joints are considered as thick dielectrics with an analysis strategy of ray tracing. The diameter of the enclosed antenna is 26 m, M is 3, and focus diameter ratio is 0.3. Three situations are considered in this example: ideal antenna without offset focus and radome, antenna under radome without offset focus, and antenna under radome with offset focus. Some parameters of the 40 m radome before and after compensation are listed in Table 4. The degradation of radiation characteristics is serious owing to the radome thickness and the high frequency. The side-lobe level degradation is more than 2 dB which can not satisfy the design requirements. Since the phase differences of the radome exceeds the limitation, the value of the offset focus is set as 0.1k. The results are listed in Table 4. After compensation, the phase difference in the transmission aperture reduces from 2.65 to 2.26, the side-lobe level varies reduces from -12.45 dB to -13.65 dB and the degradation reduces from 2.1 dB to 0.9 dB. The SLL can satisfy the design requirements. Meanwhile, the nulling depth is improved by about 3 dB from -13.51 dB to -16.47 dB. Owing to the asymmetry of radome joints, the right and left SLLs are different. The radiation patterns under three situations are shown in Fig. 4. As can be seen, the improvements of the sidelobe level and the nulling depth are very illustrious. By careful observation, the improvement in beam width can also be detected. Related data are given in Table 4. The distribution of phase differences of T, offset focus dsz, and compensated transmission aperture S? are shown in Fig. 5. The horizontal axis is the diameter of the aperture, and the vertical axis is the phase difference. The difference in phase difference of panels and joints is illustrated in the first picture. Because the thickness of joints is much less than that of panels, the phase difference of joints looks like a mesh in the bottom of the picture. After compensation, the reduction of phase difference is not obvious because of the 0.1k limitation, but this does not overthrow the effectiveness of the compensation. The simulation results indicate that the offset focus can compensate the degradation of dielectric sandwich radomes and have a good potential application for metalspace frame radomes, especially the distortion of radiation patterns. Fig. 4 Radiation patterns of antenna under the 40 m radome before and after compensation Fig. 5 Distributions of phase difference under three situations 5 Conclusions For the one-piece dielectric radome (9.14 m radome), more than 60% phase difference caused by radome is reduced, and more than 80% of the radiation characteristics degradation is compensated by the proposed compensation method, since the main reason of the degradation is the phase difference of the radome. For the multipartite radome (40 m radome), although there are more reasons lead to the degradation (such as joints, frame and large phase difference of a practical radome), a satisfied results can still be achieved by the compensation strategy, about 50% of the degradation is reduced, especially for the sidelobe level and nulling depth. For the case of the large phase difference, the degradation is reduced partly by the proposed method. Because there is a limitation of the adjustable range of the sub-reflector or feed. The method is only useful for a reflector antenna with a standard parabolic dish. For a modified parabolic reflector antenna, reflector shaping is a appropriate method. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://crea tivecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Peng LI, born in 1981, is currently an associate professor at Key Laboratory of Electronic Equipment Structure Design of Ministry of Education, Xidian University, China. He received his PhD degree from Xidian University, China, in 2011. His research interests include numerical computation of mult-field-coupled problem of electronic devices. Tel: ?86-29-88203040; E-mail: Na LI, born in 1982, is currently an associate professor at Key Laboratory of Electronic Equipment Structure Design of Ministry of Education, Xidian University, China. 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Peng LI, Na LI, Wanye XU, Liwei SONG. Phase Compensation of Composite Material Radomes Based on the Radiation Pattern, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2017, 587-594, DOI: 10.1007/s10033-017-0133-1