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Synthesis of a Linear Antenna Array for Maximum Side-lobe Level Reduction

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 85 - Number 16
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors:
S. A. Babale
D. D. Dajab
K. Ahmad
10.5120/14925-3445

S A Babale, D D Dajab and K Ahmad. Article: Synthesis of a Linear Antenna Array for Maximum Side-lobe Level Reduction. International Journal of Computer Applications 85(16):24-28, January 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {S. A. Babale and D. D. Dajab and K. Ahmad},
	title = {Article: Synthesis of a Linear Antenna Array for Maximum Side-lobe Level Reduction},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {85},
	number = {16},
	pages = {24-28},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

There are number of Techniques used to reduce Side Lobe Level (SLL) of antenna arrays to save power and improve Quality of Service (QoS) by ensuring maximum radiation in desired direction, several methods are available in literature. It is a well known fact that when an attempt is made to reduce the first sidelobe level of an antenna array, the beamwidth increases. However, in the present work, an array for a specified first side lobe level of -35dB was synthesized using Dolph Chebyshev method. A real-value Genetic Algorithm (RGA) was also used to optimize the current excitations. The weighting vectors are compared. Using these vectors, patterns are generated for arrays of different elements. The resultant patterns are compared and the result shows greater improvement in the SLL reduction from the RGA method without deteriorating the main beamwidth.

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