Phased array antennas are key, yet complicated sub-systems in modern radar, electronic warfare, and communications systems. Computer simulation of phased arrays is simple to a first order, using sinc functions or basic Fourier transforms. Simple models leave out important details which are the result of both EM physics and hardware component and architecture selections. The purpose of this course is to provide detail needed for the modeler to understand what features are important to include and how to affect them in the simulation. Much of the course relies on Matlab model components, and that software will be provided along with computers for student use during the course.
This class is targeted at students, (engineers, analysts, technicians, and project managers) who have a need to perform modeling and simulation of phased array antennas but who do not know practical approaches for modeling specific component or architecture details. This class will present what is important and how to include the effects in simple, usable Matlab code.
How You Will Benefit
The basics of Fourier transform modeling of phased array antennas
Real world components and architectures and how they impact phased array performance
Frequency bandwidth impacts on performance
Real world element patterns and how to model them
Basics of Computational Electromagnetics techniques (FEM, MoM, and FDTD)
Incorporation of modeled or measured element patterns in the array model
Polarization effects and how to model them
Impact of the size of finite arrays on performance
Amplitude weighting alternatives and models
Simulation of beam forming approaches, both space-fed and corporate
Weighting quantization effects of attenuators and phase shifters
Effects and modeling approaches for random and correlated errors
System level error budget analyses
Digital and adaptive beam forming algorithms
Simulation of error effects in digital beam forming arrays
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