Low-Cost and Accurate Broadband Beamforming Based on Narrowband Sub-Arrays

Konferenz: WSA 2016 - 20th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas
09.03.2016 - 11.03.2016 in München, Deutschland

Tagungsband: ITG-Fb. 261: WSA 2016

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Autoren:
Alshammary, Abdullah; Weiss, Stephan (Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XW, Scotland)

Inhalt:
Simplified broadband beamformers can be constructed by sharing a single tapped-delay-line within a narrowband subarray. This paper discusses the use of fractional delay filters to a steering in the digital domain. For the narrowband subarrays, an optimisation approach is proposed to maintain an off-broadside look direction constraint as best as possible across a given frequency range. We demonstrate the advantage that this approach has for generating beamformers with accurate off-broadside look direction compared to a benchmark.