where represents the periodic “on-off” state of the th element with a time period of . Then the multibeams of the two subarrays are phase-compared with each other and multiple pairs of sum-difference beams are formed at different sidebands and point to different spatial angles. <> Direction Finding - 2 Group 108 10/01/12 • Project Goal – Create a passive Direction Finding system for an airborne platform capable of determining the Angle of Arrival (AoA) in the azimuth plane. The difference-sum ratio can also be calibrated by comparing the amplitude of the difference pattern with that of the sum pattern, given by. Suppose that a signal impinges on the 4D array. In calculation, both amplitude and phase information are taken into account. The time modulation technique in 4D arrays is used to generate multiple beams at different sidebands and the phase-comparison monopulse is used to generate the sum-difference patterns. In this paper, the time modulation scheme of pulse shifting proposed in [22] is adopted. The cost function of the DE algorithm is set as The oscilloscope works at a sampling rate of 20 Gpts/s, which is 7 times higher than the highest frequency of the transmitted signal and satisfies the sampling theorem. 3 0 obj Since its inception in the 1959 [5], many researchers have paid great attention to this novel technology, especially during the past decade [6–19]. Note that, in Figure 7, the power patterns of the two subarrays are the same and their phase patterns differ by a phase difference of . Theoretical analysis and experimental results validate the effectiveness of the proposed system. As expected, seven pairs of sum-difference patterns are formed in the direction of °, −30°, −14°, 0°, 14°, 30°, and 48°, with each sum-difference pattern covering a sector of the overall field-of-view and the overall field-of-view is extended to ±60°. B07046). By FFT, the corresponding spectra of the sum and difference signals are obtained and shown in Figure 15(b). The error is caused mainly by phase imbalance within the two channels and also related to the SNR of the received signal. is a valid solution for (3). However, the low SNR performance of the received signals in 4D arrays increases the measurement errors. For instance, for a signal coming from 30°, should be utilized, since the signal is located in the beamwidth of the sum beam at the +2nd sideband (from 24° to 42°). Traditional monopulse systems used for direction finding usually face the contradiction between high angle precision and wide angle-searching field, and a compromise has to be made. Monopulse has great advantages, such as very high angular precision and very low computational complexity and has been used in many applications, such as air traffic control, missile tracking, and space antennas. >> To solve this problem, the monopulse technique is combined with the 4D antenna arrays. Traditional monopulse systems used for direction finding usually face the contradiction between high angle precision and wide angle-searching field, and a compromise has to be made. Chambers, “A two-element time-modulated array with direction-finding properties,”, A. Tennant, “Experimental two-element time-modulated direction finding array,”, J. Fondevila, J. C. Brégains, F. Ares, and E. Moreno, “Application of time modulation in the synthesis of sum and difference patterns by using linear arrays,”, P. Rocca, L. Manica, L. Poli, and A. Massa, “Synthesis of compromise sum-difference arrays through time-modulation,”, Y. Chen, S. Yang, and Z. Nie, “Design of a novel monopulse antenna system using the time-modulated antenna arrays,”, X. Huang, S. Yang, G. Li, and Z. Nie, “A novel application for sum-difference pattern detection of signal direction using time-modulated linear arrays,” in, Q. Zhu, S. Yang, R. Yao, M. Huang, and Z. Nie, “Unified time and frequency domain study of time modulated arrays,”, L. Poli, P. Rocca, L. Manica, and A. Massa, “Pattern synthesis in time-modulated linear arrays through pulse shifting,”, Y. Tong and A. Tennant, “Simultaneous control of sidelobe level and harmonic beam steering in time-modulated linear arrays,”. We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly as possible. In Section 2, the conventional phase-comparison monopulse and the 4D arrays are introduced. The traditional interpolation transformation technology causes significant bias in the directional-of-arrival (DOA) estimation due to its transform errors. 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Direction Finding Using Non-coherent Measurements in Large Antenna Arrays Mainak Chowdhury , Milind Rao y, Andrea Goldsmith Cohere Technologies mainakch@cohere-technologies.com yStanford University fmilind, andreagg@stanford.edu Abstract—Direction finding based on array elements capable of acquiring only non-coherent or phaseless measurements is considered. In Figure 14(b), the maximum amplitude response appears in the +2nd sideband, which indicates that the wave comes from the sector around ° and the difference-sum ratio should be chosen as a reference. For the instance of (shown in Figure 2(d)), the slope of is the steepest of the four cases (meaning the highest measurement accuracy), and three zeros (°, 0°, and 30°) and four poles (°, −14°, 14°, and 48°) are formed. The resulting sum and difference signals are also spectrum analyzed using the FFT algorithm. where and represent the normalized switch-on instant and switch-on duration for the th element, respectively. Take the case where the transmitter is in the 30° direction as an example. %PDF-1.5 As compared to the aforementioned techniques, the four-dimensional (4D) antenna array provides another method to resolve the multiple ambiguities. Equation (3) is the basic direction-finding equation, which relates the difference-sum ratio to the bearing angle , with the distance of the two subarray as the parameter.