Copyright: 2018
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781630814885

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Description

Phased arrays, while traditionally used in radar systems, are now being used or proposed for use in internet of things (IoT) networks, high-speed back haul communication, terabit-per-second satellite systems, 5G mobile networks, and mobile phones. This book considers systems engineering of phased arrays and addresses not only radar, but also these modern applications. It presents a system-level perspective and approach that is essential for the successful development of modern phased arrays.

 

Using practical examples, this book helps solve problems often encountered by technical professionals. Thermal management challenges, antenna element design issues, and architectures solutions are explored as well as the benefits and challenges of digital beam forming. This book provides the information required to train engineers to design and develop phased arrays and contains questions at the end of each chapter that professors will find useful for instruction.

Table Of Contents

The Systems Engineering Process and Its Application to Phased Arrays; Phased Array System Architectures; Use Cases for Phased Arrays; Phased Array Concept Development Example; Antenna Element Technology Options; T/R Modules; Thermal Design, Heat Transfer Trade Studies and Reliability; Analog Versus Digital Beamforming; Digital Receiver Enhancement to Analog Beam Formers; Phased Array System Modeling; Advanced Development Activities for Phased Arrays; Conclusions.

Author

  • Rick Sturdivant

    has 29 years of experience developing phased array systems and components for military and commercial applications. He has authored over 50 articles and conference papers and holds seven issued U.S. patents. He is founder and Chief Technology Officer of Microwave Packaging Technology, Inc which provides products and services for radar and communication systems. Dr. Sturdivant is also an assistant professor at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA where he teaches various courses in engineering.

  • Clifton Quan

    has 36 years of experience developing antennas and systems for radar and communication applications. He received the Hyland Award from Hughes Aircraft Company for his inventions and contributions to antennas for phased arrays. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has been awarded 71 US patents on antennas and antenna systems.

  • Enson Chang

    has 30 years of experience in the end-to-end performance simulation and development of advanced remote sensing technologies. Dr. Chang is currently an assistant professor in physics at Azusa Pacific University, where he teaches electromagnetism, classical mechanics, and mathematical methods in physics.