Pointing correction in an adaptive array for communications

M.A. Lagunas, J. Fernandez, M. Najar
[1991] Conference Record of the Twenty-Fifth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers  
This work deals with dsp procedures for pointing correction in adaptive arrays which use a spatial reference to form the optimum beam (GSLC). The problem of adequate pointing arises from many effects on the aperture and the receiver front-end of every array channel. Component aging, channel mismatching, sensor location, etc, promote steering errors that may produce the rejection of the desired signal. Currently, high complicated telemetry systems and monopulse radars are used for steering
more » ... tion. This work describes the existing alternatives as well as further improvements that can be achieved from the use of temporal references combined with the GSLC beamformer.
doi:10.1109/acssc.1991.186631 fatcat:rwidtxgtjzcy3n64df36azdm2a