Maximisation of signal/noise ratio in antenna arrays subject to constraints
Abstract
The problem of applying a set of constraints to antenna arrays is discussed. It is shown that when the noise between different elements is uncorrelated, the optimum radiation pattern can be expressed as a sum of the quiescent beam and the constraintvector beams. To determine the excitations of the array, only the weighting coefficients of the constraintvector beams need to be calculated. The method can be used to set pattern nulls as well as sidelobes at some specified positions.
 Publication:

Institution of Electrical Engineers Proceedings
 Pub Date:
 December 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979IEEP..126.1241K
 Keywords:

 Antenna Arrays;
 Antenna Radiation Patterns;
 Linear Arrays;
 Noise Reduction;
 Signal To Noise Ratios;
 Adaptive Control;
 Antenna Design;
 Constraints;
 Optimization;
 Sidelobe Reduction;
 Communications and Radar