We propose a new approach to the mask-constrained synthesis of shaped beams through generic array antennas having arbitrary layouts and element patterns. The introduced general methodology allows casting the design problem as a finite number of Convex Programming optimizations and can generate different excitation solutions all fulfilling the required specifications. Numerical examples, including planar arrays and the full-wave synthesis of an aperiodic array, are provided in support of the given theory.

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Keywords Antenna pattern synthesis, array antennas, convex programming, shaped beams
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/09205071.2019.1683472, hdl.handle.net/1765/121413
Journal Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Citation
Battaglia, G.M. (Giada M.), Bellizzi, G.G. (Gennaro G.), Morabito, A.F. (Andrea F.), Sorbello, G. (Gino), & Isernia, T. (Tommaso). (2019). A general effective approach to the synthesis of shaped beams for arbitrary fixed-geometry arrays. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications. doi:10.1080/09205071.2019.1683472