Print Email Facebook Twitter Side-lobe suppression techniques for a uniform circular array Title Side-lobe suppression techniques for a uniform circular array Author Belfiori, F. Monni, S. van Rossum, W. Hoogeboom, P. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2010 Abstract This paper provides a comparison between two different techniques for the array pattern side-lobe reduction in a passive radar system based on a circular array. The first method retrieves the phase modes pattern for the reference array and then applies a conventional tapering for the side lobe suppression of the obtained virtual uniform linear array. The second approach foresees instead an optimization algorithm in order to obtain the desired level of the side lobes. Both techniques have been adapted for being used with an 8 elements FM-based circular array for passive radar applications developed at TNO - Defence, Security and Safety in The Hague. The effect of the directional elements has been also considered for the array pattern synthesis. The different advantages of the algorithms are described and a distinction about the possible fields of application is retrieved. © 2010 EuMA. Subject Physics & ElectronicsRAD - Radar TechnologyTS - Technical SciencesRadar To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:019b7229-c182-4c62-a230-7192e4a469f2 TNO identifier 425985 ISBN 9782874870194 Source 13th European Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World - 7th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2010, 30 September - 1 October 2010, Paris, France, 113-116 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.