Accession Number:

ADA196376

Title:

A Survey of Digital Beam Forming Techniques and Current Technology

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Digital beamforming provides key advantages over analog beamforming in radar applications where proper response to multiple jammers in a rapidly changing environment is required. Ths survey reviews these advantages and various digital methods for attaining them. Disadvantages and limitations are also given. The mathematical basis for beamforming is reviewed. Five experimental digital beamforming systems discussed here reveal the current level of digital implimentation. Also covered are current technologies available and future trends for digital beamforming. Theses. rh

Subject Categories:

  • Countermeasures
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE