Accession Number : ADD011198

Title :   Conformal Array Compensating Beamformer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Sullivan,E J

Report Date : 12 Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Document describes a narrow band compensating beamformer for a receiving array that conforms to some surface other than a plane and thus is, in general, three dimensional. The array comprises a number of sensing elements arranged in a non-planar pattern. Each sensing element has its output signal delayed or phase shifted as a function of the receiving angle by the beamformer in such a way as to produce an equivalent projected planar array in a particular direction. This arrangement has the same beam pattern in the selected direction as an equivalent planar array with its lower side lobe characteristics permitting the taking of advantage of well known, low side lobe shading techniques.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Beam forming, Narrowband, Compensation, Planar structures, Arrays, Sidelobes, Analog to digital converters, Schematic diagrams, Three dimensional, Phase shift

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE