Design of Wide Scanning Sparse Planar Array Using Both Matrix-Pencil and Space-Mapping Method

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Journal / PublicationIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Issue number2
Online published24 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


A hybrid efficient optimizing method of wide scanning sparse planar array involve mutual coupling is investigated in this letter. The former work of matrix enhancement and matrix pencil (MEMP)-based synthesis method is extended to the design of pattern reconfigurable sparse arrays in wide angle scanning. The genetic algorithm was utilized to further optimize the reconstructed sparse array including the actual antenna element, which differs from the only array factor synthesis of MEMP. To improve the optimization efficiency and design accuracy, the space mapping technique was exploited to accomplish the optimizing design, which also involves the interactions among elements into the optimizing process. A wide scanning sparse array can be realized by the new relationship of parameter mapping courses between low-cost coarse model optimizations and high-accuracy fine model validations based on the characteristic mode and multilevel fast multipole algorithm. Numerical examples show the efficiency of the proposed method.

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  • Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, genetic algorithm, Matrix converters, Matrix decomposition, MEMP, mutual coupling, Planar arrays, space mapping, Sparse matrices, Sparse planar array, Symmetric matrices, Transmission line matrix methods, wide-angle scanning, matrix enhancement and matrix pencil (MEMP)