Difference pattern synthesis in small planar phased arrays

PB Darwood, PN Fletcher, GS Hilton

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A pattern synthesis technique for low sidelobe arbitrarily scanned difference beams in small planar phased arrays is presented. The approach is based on adaptive array theory and is the development of a technique used for radiation pattern synthesis in linear arrays. The method has been applied to measured element pattern data from a small planar array, which includes the effects of pattern corruption by mutual coupling. The successful synthesis of low sidelobe difference beams is demonstrated, with arbitrary difference plane and scan angle
Translated title of the contributionDifference pattern synthesis in small planar phased arrays
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1664 - 1665
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 1997

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Rose publication type: Journal article

Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank J.P. McGeehan for
the provision of facilities in the Centre for Communications Research.


  • adaptive antenna arrays
  • antenna radiation patterns

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