Mixed-Mode Sensitivity Analysis of a Combined Differential and Common Mode Active Receiving Antenna Providing Near-Hemispherical Field-of-View Coverage
Journal article, 2014

A theoretical framework for a mixed differential and common mode sensitivity analysis of active receiving antennas is presented, which includes the derivation of a novel set of noise parameters for dual-mode balanced amplifiers. The analysis is applied to an example of a mixed-mode active wire antenna design, consisting of an integrated monopole and dipole structure. Results of numerical simulations and experimental measurements are presented which show that, for a single-polarized design, the judicious use of both differential and common modes enables the field-of-view coverage to be extended over the entire hemisphere with a variation in receiving sensitivity of less than 3 dB in the E-plane.


Active antennas

receiving antennas

microwave circuits

differential amplifiers


D.S Prinsloo

Stellenbosch University

Rob Maaskant

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Marianna Ivashina

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

P. Meyer

Stellenbosch University

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

0018-926X (ISSN)

Vol. 62 8 3951-3961 6813592

Subject Categories

Signal Processing



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