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Constrained Optimization of Monopulse Circular Aperture Distribution in the Presence of Blockage

Sachidananda, M and Ramakrishna, S (1983) Constrained Optimization of Monopulse Circular Aperture Distribution in the Presence of Blockage. In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 31 (2). pp. 286-293.


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A method of synthesizing aperture antenna excitations to obtain optimum performance in the presence of aperture blockage is presented. The problem of optimizing the performance indices such as directivity and angular sensitivity is formulated as an N-dimensional minimization problem, with constraint on the sidelobe level. In most cases, the objective function is nonlinear with multiple minima which does not yield readily to gradient methods. A simplex search method is used in the study for optimizing the performance index. The sidelobe level (SLL) constraint has been incorporated using the penalty function method. The method is applied to circular monopulse aperture distribution with circular blockage to obtain maximum directivity factor (DF) in the sum mode and maximum angular sensitivity factor (ASF) in the difference mode, with sidelobe level constraint. The effect of blockage on the maximum directivity and maximum angular sensitivity is studied for various sidelobe level constraints.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: ©1983 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.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3277

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