Linear Array Thinning Exploiting Almost Difference Sets

Oliveri, Giacomo and Donelli, Massimo and Massa, Andrea (2009) Linear Array Thinning Exploiting Almost Difference Sets. UNSPECIFIED.

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    This paper describes a class of linear thinned arrays with predictable and well-behaved sidelobes. The element placement is based on almost difference sets and the array power pattern is forced to pass through N uniformly-spaced values that, although neither equal nor constant as for difference sets, are a-priori known from the knowledge of the aperture size, the number of active array elements K, and the features of the correlation function. Such a property allows one to predict the bounds of the confidence range of the peak sidelobe of the admissible arrays obtainable through simple shift operations on a binary sequence. The expected peak sidelobe performances turn out to be comparable with those from difference sets, even though obtainable in a wider set of array configurations, and improved in comparison with cut-and-try random-placements. (c) 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7885 Computer Engineering
    Q Science > QC Physics (General) > QC661 Electromagnetic Theory
    T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5105.5 Computer Networks
    Q Science > QC Physics (General) > QC760 Electromagnetism
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Array Antennas, Thinned Arrays, Linear Arrays, Almost Difference Sets, Sidelobe Control
    Report Number: DISI-11-016
    Repository staff approval on: 25 Mar 2011

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