Analysis of mutual coupling in antenna arrays using only the far-field data of an isolated element
The design of antenna arrays for various communication and sensing applications requires the assessment of mutual coupling. The analysis of electrically-large complex antenna structures using conventional full-wave techniques may become prohibitively expensive. In this context, the modeling strategies that require the full-wave solution of only a single element, rather than that of the entire antenna array, may be particularly advantageous. In this talk, we discuss the method in which the physics of multiple reflections between the elements is used to determine the overall effect of mutual coupling, using only the simulated (or measured) far-field data of an isolated element.