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.
Bibliographical notePublisher: 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