Distributed Time Reversal Mirror Array
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC RADAR DIV
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An array of independent, separate, distributed time-reversal mirrors TRMs that can function as a large array in a coherent collective and co-operative manner is described. Due to the unique feature of time-reversal to compensate for the propagation delay after round-trip, the DTRMA can perform coherent integration of signals across the array through distorting media without the need for complicated array calibration and precise geo-location procedures, even after the location of a TRM has been changed. Several proof-of-concept experimental results to show both temporal and spatial focusing properties of the DTRMA are demonstrated using commercially available off-the-shelf components and instruments.
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