In this paper, the synthesis of simultaneous multibeams through time-modulated linear arrays is studied. Unlike classical phased arrays where the antenna aperture is usually shared to generate multiple beams, the periodic on-off sequences controlling the static excitations are properly defined by means of an optimization strategy based on the Particle Swarm algorithm to afford desired multiple patterns at harmonic frequencies to make practical application of these harmonic beams which are typically regarded as an undesirable effect in time-modulated arrays. The synthesis of simultaneous broadside sum and difference patterns, flat-top and narrow beam patterns, and steered multibeams is enabled as assessed by a set of selected results reported and discussed to show the potentialities of the proposed method. Comparisons with previously published results are reported, as well.

Harmonic beamforming in time-modulated linear arrays

Poli, Lorenzo;Rocca, Paolo;Oliveri, Giacomo;Massa, Andrea
2011-01-01

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In this paper, the synthesis of simultaneous multibeams through time-modulated linear arrays is studied. Unlike classical phased arrays where the antenna aperture is usually shared to generate multiple beams, the periodic on-off sequences controlling the static excitations are properly defined by means of an optimization strategy based on the Particle Swarm algorithm to afford desired multiple patterns at harmonic frequencies to make practical application of these harmonic beams which are typically regarded as an undesirable effect in time-modulated arrays. The synthesis of simultaneous broadside sum and difference patterns, flat-top and narrow beam patterns, and steered multibeams is enabled as assessed by a set of selected results reported and discussed to show the potentialities of the proposed method. Comparisons with previously published results are reported, as well.
2011
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Poli, Lorenzo; Rocca, Paolo; Oliveri, Giacomo; Massa, Andrea
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