Signal-dependent compensation in phase-shifter based arrays

Amit Goffer, Moshe Kam, Peter Herczfeld

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It is shown that when the shape (complex envelope) of the communicated signal is known the directivity of the phase-shifter-based array and the ratio of main-lobe to sidelobe area can be improved by utilizing a correcting function to the complex weight, based on the signal complex envelope. Because many weighted arrays already employ controllable amplitude and phase (complex weighting), the compensation can be achieved with extra software. In order to calculate the compensation, the array factor of a planar uniform phased array is expressed in terms of the complex envelope of the signal that is communicated. This is performed for a phase-shifter-based array and for a true-time-delay-based array. The required correction is determined by approximating the directivity of the true-time-delay-based array by the directivity of the phase-shifter-based array. The resulting compensation is signal- and main-direction dependent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)844-847
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event1990 Antennas and Propagation Symposium Digest - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: May 7 1990May 11 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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