Control of peak sidelobe level in adaptive arrays

Renbiao Wu, Zheng Bao, Yuanliang Ma
1996 IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  
Abstruct-Adaptive beamforming techniques are now widely used to reject interference Uammerklutter) signals in radar, communication, and sonar applications. In adaptive arrays using the sample matrix inversion (SMI) algorithm, inadequate estimation of the covariance matrix results in adaptive antenna patterns with high sidelobes and distorted mainbeams. In this paper, a method is proposed to precisely control the peak (rather than average) sidelobe level of adapted array patterns. The proposed
more » ... thod is also generalized to adaptive array antennas with moderate bandwidth and large random amplitude and phase errors. Theoretical analysis and simulation results are provided to illustrate the performance of the method proposed.
doi:10.1109/8.537328 fatcat:7ghxwa6uyrbj7enhlvbh6basmy