A method for forming distributed beams in time modulated planar arrays
The sidebands which originate in time modulated arrays can be used for numerous applications, including multipath signal separation and directional power transfer. In the present paper, a method of simultaneously producing a series of beams that are steered towards unique two-dimensional directions is presented by developing the theory of time-modulated linear arrays to time-modulated planar arrays. A planar array is modelled as two linear arrays on orthogonal axes and the binomial and Dolph-Chebyshev time-weighting distributions are applied to a 5 × 5 element array. The output of the array is shown in both the time and frequency domains.
The authors are grateful for the financial support of Loughborough University’s mini Centre for Doctoral Training (mCDT) in Digital Technologies.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering