Pattern synthesis in small phased arrays using adaptive array theory

PB Darwood, GS Hilton, PN Fletcher

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A pattern synthesis technique for low sidelobe difference and scanned beams in small phased arrays is presented. The approach is based on adaptive array theory and is a development of a technique used for beam synthesis in an ideal, λ/2 spaced, isotropic array. The method has been applied to measured element pattern data from a five element linear array, which includes the effects of pattern corruption by mutual coupling. The successful synthesis of low sidelobe sum and difference beams are demonstrated, with the look direction on and scanned off boresight.
Translated title of the contributionPattern synthesis in small phased arrays using adaptive array theory
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254 - 255
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 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.


  • antenna radiation patterns
  • adaptive arrays

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