The results of a full-wave analysis of the performances of ADS
-based thinned arrays of wire dipoles are presented. The pattern features of the ADS
layouts are numerically evaluated by considering different aperture sizes, lattice spacings, and dipole lengths. The outcomes are that, despite a slight and expected performance worsening, the a-priori PSL
bounds deduced for the “ideal” case still provide useful guidelines for the design of ADS
thinned layouts featuring real dipole elements.
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