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Synthesis of Antenna Arrays with Spatial and Excitation Constraints

Balakrishnan, N and Murthy, PK and Ramakrishna, S (1979) Synthesis of Antenna Arrays with Spatial and Excitation Constraints. In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, AP-21 (5). pp. 690-696.


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Synthesis of antenna arrays subject to spatial and excitation constraints to yield arbitrarily prescribed patterns in both the mean-squared and minimax sense are discussed. The spatial constraints may require that the interelement spacings be greater than a prescribed value or that the element locations lie within a specified region. The excitation constraints are of the form where the current-taper ratio is constrained to be less than or equal to a prescribed value. The technique employed consists of reducing the constrained optimization problem into an unconstrained one by the use of simple transformations of the independent variables. In such cases where explicit transformations are not available, a created response surface technique (CRST) has been used to convert the constrained optimization problem into a series of unconstrained optimizations. The optimization has been carried out using a nonlinear simplex algorithm. Numerical examples are given wherein both the linear and circular arrays are synthesized subject to constraints.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: ©1979 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Keywords: Antenna arrays;Circular array
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1097

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