Beamforming in sparse, random, 3D array antennas with fluctuating element locations

Marinus Jan Bentum, Ioan E. Lager, Sjoerd Bosma, Wessel P. Bruinsma, Robin P. Hes

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    The impact of the fluctuations in the locations of elementary radiators on the radiation properties of three dimensional(3D) array antennas is studied. The principal radiation features (sidelobes level, beam squint) are examined based on illustrative examples. Some atypical behaviours, that are specific to 3D arrays, are highlighted. The effect of fluctuations is also demonstrated via examples. This study is important, among others, for designing beamforming strategies in case of constellations of (nano) satellites for space-bound remote sensing of the Earth and the Universe.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP2015)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-88-907018-5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2015
    Event9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 13 Apr 201517 Apr 2015
    Conference number: 9

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    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society


    Conference9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
    Abbreviated titleEuCAP
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    • EWI-26031
    • IR-99326
    • METIS-315596

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