IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (IEEE T ANTENN PROPAG)

Publisher: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Antennas and Propagation Group, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Journal description

Theoretical and experimental advances in antennas, including design and development, and in the propagation if electromagnetic waves, including scattering, diffraction, and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertaining to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.

Current impact factor: 2.46

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 2.459
2012 Impact Factor 2.332
2011 Impact Factor 2.151
2010 Impact Factor 1.728
2009 Impact Factor 2.011
2008 Impact Factor 2.479
2007 Impact Factor 1.636
2006 Impact Factor 1.48
2005 Impact Factor 1.452
2004 Impact Factor 0.921
2003 Impact Factor 0.941
2002 Impact Factor 0.944
2001 Impact Factor 1.064
2000 Impact Factor 1.085
1999 Impact Factor 1.612
1998 Impact Factor 1.404
1997 Impact Factor 1.011
1996 Impact Factor 0.931
1995 Impact Factor 0.637
1994 Impact Factor 0.806
1993 Impact Factor 0.734
1992 Impact Factor 0.724

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.65
Cited half-life 8.00
Immediacy index 0.42
Eigenfactor 0.04
Article influence 0.80
Website IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation website
Other titles IEEE transactions on antennas and propagation, Transactions on antennas and propagation, Antennas and propagation
ISSN 0018-926X
OCLC 1752540
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Publications in this journal

  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 07/2015;
  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 04/2015; 63(4):1521-1529. DOI:10.1109/TAP.2015.2393869
  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 04/2015; 63(4):1554-1563.
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    ABSTRACT: Breast phantoms are required to test and validate microwave breast imaging prototypes. For this purpose, a new breast phantom made from carbon/rubber mixtures is proposed. These materials have (a) electrical properties that are stable over time and representative of human target values, and (b) mechanical properties that allow the material to be flexible and withstand reasonable stress. To characterize and optimize the carbon/rubber materials, samples made with varying carbon concentrations were created and the dielectric properties were measured. From these materials, a skin layer, fatty layer, glandular structures and phantom tumors were cast from 3D printed molds and assembled into a complete breast phantom. These phantoms mimic the anatomical structures of the breast, are reconfigurable for a variety of tests, and are easy to create in a typical lab environment. A microwave breast imaging prototype system was used to measure reflections from breast phantoms. Comparison with reflections from human trials demonstrated that the phantom provides appropriate skin reflections. Phantoms incorporating glandular structures were imaged using a delayand- sum technique. A response consistent with the position of the inclusions was observed. Overall, the carbon-based phantoms provide similar reflections to human tissue, and have proven useful for testing our imaging algorithms.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 04/2015; DOI:10.1109/TAP.2015.2393854
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    ABSTRACT: This communication is concerned with the performance achievable within a 3-D inverse scattering approach in relationship with the measurement configuration. The problem is undertaken under the Born approximation, and three configurations are considered, namely a multimonostatic, a single view/multistatic and a multiview/multistatic, all of them in the multifrequency framework. The analysis is worked out with the tools of the diffraction tomography and of the singular value decomposition of the relevant operator. Tomographic reconstructions based on full-wave synthetic data are shown.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 03/2015; 63(3):1150 - 1155. DOI:10.1109/TAP.2014.2387421
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    ABSTRACT: The large wavelength of decameter wave brings a lot of practical difficulties to the design of shipboard antennas in HF band. How to design conformal or even platform embedded HF antennas raises us a new challenging topic. This paper proposes an approach to address such challenging problem through the combination of the characteristic mode (CM) theory with the structural antenna concept. The CMs are first solved to understand the resonant behavior of the ship platform. Second, we synthesize the radiating currents for designated radiation pattern by making use of the CMs of the ship platform. It allows the dominant radiating currents to locally distribute on the superstructure of the ship. Consequently, the superstructure becomes the main radiator. The modal solutions in CM theory ensure the efficiency of the synthesis procedure. Third, non-protruding slits are proposed to excite the synthesized currents. Because the resultant HF shipboard antenna has no protruding elements around the ship, this design can be considered as either platform conformal or platform embedded. As an example, HF antenna on a realistic ship with broadside radiation pattern is designed. Simulation and experimental results on a 1:400 scale model demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach in HF shipboard antenna designs.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 03/2015; 63(3):1004-1013. DOI:10.1109/TAP.2015.2391288
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a broadband and phaseless synthetic aperture radar (SAR) with efficient sampling. The design relies on a novel phaseless monostatic element comprising a transmitter and a receiver. This element, together with a computationally inexpensive algorithm, can retrieve the phase of the monostatic scattered field at all the working band except for two small safety margins at the lower and upper frequencies. Furthermore, the phase retrieval works independently of the transmitter/receiver position. Consequently, conventional approaches to reduce the number of monostatic acquisition points can be employed. Thus, the proposed strategy is suitable to implement either arrays that benefit from a reduced number of low-complexity elements or raster scan systems that benefit not only from the cost reduction of the scanning components but also from a remarkable speed-up due to the reduced number of acquisition points. Moreover, in contrast to other off-axis schemes, the proposed system does not require neither mechanical nor electrical phase shifting and, therefore, it can be directly adapted to a large number of frequency bands. The performance of the system is validated by simulation and measurement examples in the millimeter-wave band.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 02/2015; 63(2):573-584. DOI:10.1109/TAP.2014.2378262
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, a novel force-gradient explicit symplectic finite-difference time-domain (SFDTD) algorithm based on the T + V type Hamiltonian decomposition is derived to investigate the propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves, in which Maxwell's equations are numerically integrated by third-order symplectic map combined with force gradient in the time direction. The numerical stability and dispersion analyses are presented. The numerical results effectively confirm that the force-gradient SFDTD (F-SFDTD) method is reliable for electromagnetic wave computation; its accuracy is superior to the non-force-gradient SFDTD method and the traditional FDTD method. The implementation of F-SFDTD method is easily applied to compute the back scattered radar cross sections (RCS) using 2-D TM mode for a perfectly conducting cylinder.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 02/2015; 63(2):834-838. DOI:10.1109/TAP.2014.2381255
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    ABSTRACT: For a two-dimensional problem and at microwave radar frequencies, this paper presents a method to compute the field scattered by a highly conducting (the impedance boundary condition is applied) rough sea surface in the presence of a duct having a linear-square refractive index profile below a medium of constant refractive index. In a previous paper, the corresponding Green's function, which allows us to solve the propagation problem, has been derived without considering the sea surface. Using the boundary integral equation (BIE) method, this paper solves jointly the scattering problem from the sea surface and the propagation problem by including this Green's function in the BIE. In addition, to efficiently solve the linear system obtained from the method of moments by discretizing the integral equations, the forward-backward method is applied, which allows us to consider very long rough surfaces.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 02/2015; 63(2):667-677. DOI:10.1109/TAP.2014.2379945
  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 02/2015; 63(2):875-876. DOI:10.1109/TAP.2014.2381253
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    ABSTRACT: This study involved developing a time-division multiplexing monopulse antenna system for tracking the DVB-SH signal operated in S-band. Such a system consists of a mode-former circuit and a stacked circularly polarized antenna array, which was implemented using planar-printed circuit technology. In the mode-former circuit, a four-way power splitter comprising Wilkinson power dividers and four switched-line phase shifters were employed to provide 0°/180° phase angles at each output port. The sum-and-difference angle discriminators were implemented along vertical and horizontal planes for detecting the incident elevation and azimuth angles. The stacked circularly polarized antenna array, composed of four edge-fed patches on the bottom layer and four corresponding parasitic patches, were exploited on the top layer to increase the axial ratio bandwidth. The experimental results revealed that, at 2.185 GHz, the null depth of the difference patterns were -34.2 dB and -33.2 dB along the two principal planes.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 02/2015; 63(2):765-769. DOI:10.1109/TAP.2014.2381233
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    ABSTRACT: This paper introduces a polarization reconfigurable wheel-shaped antenna with wide bandwidth and conical-beam radiation pattern. A wideband circular-monopolar patch surrounded by eight reconfigurable coupling loop stubs can generate conical-beam radiation patterns with different polarizations. This polarization reconfigurable characteristic is realized by controlling PIN diodes on the coupling loop stubs. The center-fed circular patch operates with the vertically-polarized conical-beam radiation and the coupling loop stubs radiate the horizontally-polarized wave propagation. With choosing proper magnitudes and phase differences between the two orthogonal radiations from the monopolar patch and the loop stubs, a circularly-polarized conical-beam radiation can be obtained. In addition, the presence of a back reflector yields a wide axial ratio bandwidth, enhances the front-to-back ratio of the radiation pattern, and avoids EM interferences between DC biasing lines and the antenna. This proposed antenna can generate three types of polarizations with the conical-beam radiation pattern including vertical polarization, left-handed circular polarization, and right-handed circular polarization by controlling the PIN diodes. Measured impedance and axial ratio bandwidths are 28.6% (3.45 to 4.6 GHz) and 15.4% (3.6 to 4.2 GHz), respectively, for the two CP modes. The maximum CP gain is 4.4 dBic. Furthermore, a dual-band operation (3.35 to 3.44 GHz and 4.5 to 4.75 GHz) can be observed for the LP mode. The antenna can operate at the downlink of standard C band (3.625 to 4.2 GHz) for geostationary satellite communication.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 02/2015; 63(2):491-499. DOI:10.1109/TAP.2014.2381263