Sidelobe Improvement in Small Arrays Using Z-plane Transform and Particle Swarm Optimizer

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Khan, Asim A.; Brown, Anthony K. (School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,, University of Manchester, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK)

In this work Schelkunoff’s unit circle approach is combined with the particle swarm optimizer (PSO) to synthesize equispaced small linear arrays. The results obtained by the proposed method are then compared with those of conventional Taylor sampling and root matching technique. This work is concerned with the limitations of applying these synthesis techniques to small linear arrays.