J. O. Coleman


TITLE:
Uniform circular array pattern synthesis using second-order cone programming
AUTHORS:
W. Mark Dorsey, Jeffrey O. Coleman, and William R. Pickles
ABSTRACT:
Here we formulate second-order cone programs (SOCPs) for synthesizing complex weights for far-field directional (single-point mainbeam) patterns for narrowband arrays. These formulations, while constructed here with the uniform circular array (UCA) in mind, are actually quite general in that they control the arbitrary-pol sidelobe level (SLL) and co-pol SNR loss relative to ideal by minimizing either while upper-bounding the other. The SLL can be addressed in either an L-infinity sense or an L1 sense, and elements are assumed characterized by individual embedded complex patterns, modeled or measured, and so need not be identical. Conformal arrays are the obvious application, but we leave that for others and here instead apply the SOCPs to uniform circular arrays of directional elements. Design examples assume an antipodal Vivaldi element design with an embedded element pattern obtained through simulation using appropriate unit-cell boundary conditions. Rotation and translation of that simulated pattern provides embedded element patterns for all elements of the circular array.
ONLINE VERSIONS:
authors' preprint (1.3Mb)
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MINOR CLARIFICATION:
This appears in the first paragraph of Section II-C:

In this paper, we show two SOCP formulations for synthesizing narrowband directional patterns from a phased array. The first method maximizes SNR while upper bounding SLL, and the second method lower bounds SNR while minimizing peak SLL.

Rather than "In this paper..." it should have been "In 1) below..." Further, to the end of the above, as modified, it would have been appropriate to add "In 2), peak SLL is replaced with an approximation of the L1 norm of the array's sidelobe response."
STATUS:
Published in IET Microwaves, Antennas, and Propagation, June 2015, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 723-727.
DATE OF ENTRY:
July 2015.