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Modern Electronic and Digital Scanned Array Antennas

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Overview

Modern Electronic and Digital Scanned Array Antennas

Course Description

The Modern Electronic and Digital Scanned Array Antennas course provides an in-depth understanding of the physics and implementation of a wide range of array antennas. You will learn about the basics of array theory, simulation approaches, the impact of real-world errors and methods for array calibration, system-level impacts including bandwidth and subarraying, component technologies and their functions and uses, emerging digital techniques and their benefits, and the implementation of digital hardware.

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Course Content

ARRAY THEORY

  • Linear and planar arrays
  • Directivity pattern synthesis and impacts of errors
  • Pattern Synthesis and Grating Lobe software demos (software provided to the students)

SYSTEM-LEVEL ISSUES

  • Frequency bandwidth and subarraying
  • Array Antenna Directivity pattern measurements
  • Alignment and calibration
  • RF chain analyses including noise figure and IP3
  • Cost considerations

COMPONENTS, THEIR CAPABILITIES, AND USES

  • Beamformers, analog, and digital
  • T/R module components including LNAs and PAs
  • Control components including attenuators, phase shifters, and time delay units
  • Radiators and radomes (with a brief discussion on radar cross section)
  • Scanning arrays without phase shifters

DIGITAL AND ADAPTIVE BEAM FORMING

  • Digital beamforming arrays
  • Sidelobe cancellation and adaptive methods (including a software demo)
  • Adaptive beamforming architectures
  • Digital techniques for angle estimation
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Requirements & Materials
Important Information

This course requires completion of an Access Eligibility Form.  Please make sure to read the Course Restrictions section below before registering for this course.

Materials

Provided

  • Book of the printed course slides

  • CD or DVD of course material including all software demos

 

Course Restrictions

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form. Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691. Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

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Session Details

Upcoming Sessions
FEB 24, 2020 - FEB 28, 2020
Register by FEB 24, 2020
San Diego, CA
$2,495

Items to purchase

Not Applicable

Format

Classroom

CRN

20008
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