An Overview on Time/Frequency Modulated Array Processing

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7740083
Pages (from-to)228-246
Journal / PublicationIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing
Issue number2
Online published9 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


Time and frequency modulated arrays have numerous application areas including radar, navigation, and communications. Specifically, a time modulated array can create a beampattern with low sidelobes via connecting and disconnecting the antenna elements from the feed network, while the frequency modulated frequency diverse array produces a range-dependent pattern. In this paper, we aim to introduce these advanced arrays to the signal processing community so that more investigations in terms of theory, methods, and applications, can be facilitated. The research progress of time/frequency modulated array studies is reviewed and the most recent advances are discussed. Moreover, potential applications in radar and communications are presented, along with their technical challenges, especially in signal processing aspects.

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  • Array signal processing, frequency diverse array, frequency modulated array, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar, phased-array, range-dependent beamforming, time modulated array

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