- TITLE:
- The Fundamental Input/Output Structure of a Linear, Time-Varying Array Receiver
- AUTHORS:
- J. O. Coleman
- ABSTRACT:
- A single-output array receiver based on static antenna elements of arbitrary geometry that drive linear, time-invariant signal processing is well known to be fully characterized by a frequency response dependent on direction-of-arrival (DOA). This paper develops the generalized characterization that results when the time-invariance requirement is removed. The special case based on periodically varying signal processing is further derived and shows such a system to be fundamentally, structurally incapable of realizing a long-sought goal in navigation engineering: a frequency shift smoothly dependent on DOA. Self-contained developments of time-varying continuous-time linear systems and of a 4D Fourier-transform view of propagating electromagnetic waves are given in the appendices.
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- STATUS:
- Presented to the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems & Technology, Boston MA, USA, Oct. 12-15, 2010.
- DATE OF ENTRY:
- October 2010.