Minimum sidelobe levels for linear arrays

Peter J. Bevelacqua, Constantine Balanis

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Abstract

A method of finding the optimum sidelobe-minimizing weights for an arbitrary linear array is derived that holds for any scan direction, beamwidth, and type of antenna element used. Optimum linear array positions are then determined via the particle swarm optimization method. Hence, the two together can give a global bound on antenna array performance with regards to sidelobe minimization. Results are presented for linear arrays of 2-6 elements for different scan angles, beamwidths and antenna elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3442-3449
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume55
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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Keywords

  • Linear arrays
  • Minimum sidelobe level
  • Particle swarm optimization (PSO)

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Minimum sidelobe levels for linear arrays. / Bevelacqua, Peter J.; Balanis, Constantine.

In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 55, No. 12, 12.2007, p. 3442-3449.

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