Design of volumetric antenna arrays based on three-dimensional aperiodic tilings

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a considerable amount of research devoted to developing linear and planar antenna arrays with nonuniform element spacing. One of the inspirations for investigating such nonuniform array layouts comes from recent discoveries in solid state crystallography. For a long period it was assumed that crystals can only have periodic structures with translational symmetry. However in 1984 a new class of metallic solids were discovered which showed icosahedral symmetry [1]. While these structures were not perfectly symmetric, their X-ray diffraction patterns did display rotational symmetry. This new class of solids are known as "quasi-crystals". The particle formations in quasi-crystals are not periodic in a traditional sense, however they are deterministic and display rotational symmetry. Mathematically, these structures are classified as aperiodic tilings. In general, a tiling is a partition of space into a countable number of tiles without gaps or overlaps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 22 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 11 2010Jul 17 2010

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Other2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period7/11/107/17/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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