Exploitation of Linear Frequency Modulated Continuous Waveform (LFMCW) for Frequency Diverse Arrays

2013-07-01
Eker, T.
Demir, Şimşek
Hizal, A.
Frequency diverse arrays (FDA) are recently introduced. Not only the phased array and frequency scanning arrays, but also FDA provides electronic beam scanning ability. Moreover, electronic beam scanning is provided without the use of phase shifters or vector modulators. Nevertheless, reported studies on this concept do not provide practically implementable results. In this paper, fundamental expressions of the FDA operation and its typical implementation schemes are reviewed, and an ultimately useful scheme for implementing and FDA is introduced based on linear frequency modulated continuous waveform (LFMCW). The mathematical foundations of LFMCW FDA are developed and used to design a basic proof of concept structure. This structure is also implemented and the measurements related to the implementation are presented with discussions on the results.