Accession Number : AD0855476

Title :   Gain Maximization and Controlled Null Placement Simultaneously Achieved in Aerial Array Patterns.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers no. 383,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Drane, Charles J., Jr. ; McIlvenna, John F.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This paper presents a matrix method for maximizing aerial directive gain while simultaneously placing nulls in the far-field radiation pattern of the array. The technique is applicable to linear aerial arrays of N elements, arbitrarily spaced, and allows the designer to specify the directions of up to (N - 1) independent pattern nulls and/or sidelobes, while providing maximum gain in some prespecified direction. This control is achieved by varying only the amplitude and phase of the element currents. The method can be used even when element factors and interelement mutual coupling is included in the expression for directive gain. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTENNA ARRAYS, GAIN), ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, AIRBORNE, ANTENNA LOBES, OPTIMIZATION, THEORY, ANTENNAS, LINEAR SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICS, INFORMATION THEORY.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE