Karagiannakis, Philippos and Weiss, Stephan and Punzo, Giuliano and Macdonald, Malcolm and Bowman, Jamie and Stewart, Robert (2013) Impact of a purina fractal array geometry on beamforming performance and complexity. In: 21st European Signal Processing Conference, 2013-09-09 - 2013-09-13.
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This paper investigates the possible benefits of using a Purina fractal array for beamforming, since this particular fractal has recently been suggested as the flight formation for a fractionated space craft. We analyse the beam pattern created by this, and define power concentration as measure of focussing the main beam of a multi-dimensional array. Using this performance metric and the computation cost of the array, a comparison to full lattice arrays is made. We quantify the significant benefits of the Purina array offered over a full lattice array of same complexity particularly at lower frequencies, and the complexity advantages over full lattice arrays of same aperture, particularly if energy is to be concentrated within a small angular spread.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||impact, purina, fractal array geometry, beamforming, performance, complexity, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Technology and Innovation Centre > Sensors and Asset Management
Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Technology and Innovation Centre > Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2014 10:12|
|Last modified:||07 Jan 2017 21:45|