Accession Number:

ADA143644

Title:

Reducing Grating Lobes Due to Subarray Amplitude Tapering,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Subarray amplitude tapering is a simple, lower cost method to generate low sidelobes in an antennas far field pattern. Unfortunately, this simple technique also generates unwanted grating lobes. Placing the exact amplitude taper at the element outputs produces the desired far field pattern, but the architecture is complicated and expensive. This report describes an alternative to these two techniques. A trade-off exists between sidelobe performance and simplicity of design. This trade-off consists of amplitude tapering the subarray outputs and the element outputs in such a way that the element amplitude tapers are identical for every subarray. In this way, the amplitude taper approximates the desired taper much better than subarray tapering alone, yet all the subarrays are identical. Thus, the design remains very simple. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE