J. O. Coleman


TITLE:
SOCP design of monopulse sum and difference beams for a uniform circular array
AUTHORS:
W. M. Dorsey and J. O. Coleman
ABSTRACT:
Classical sum and difference beams for angle measurement in amplitude-comparison monopulse systems are constructed by adding and subtracting narrow beams slightly offset in pointing angle. Here instead beams with sum and difference behavior in azimuth are synthesized using second-order cone programs applicable to any array for which embedded complex element patterns are known. The computational example here is specific to a uniform circular array (UCA) because it uses embedded element patterns obtained by rotating a prototype pattern through angles uniformly spaced around the circle. That prototype was computed through electromagnetic simulation of a UCA of simple patch elements.
ONLINE VERSION:
preprint (278 Kbytes)
STATUS:
Accepted for presentation to the 2017 IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON 2017), Cocoa Beach FL, USA, April 24-25, 2017.
DATE OF ENTRY:
March 2017.