Virtual Antenna Array Theory and Applications
American Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 1-11
Received: Dec. 31, 2014; Accepted: Jan. 18, 2015; Published: Feb. 2, 2015
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A. V. Ashikhmin, JSC "IRCOS", Moscow, Russia
Yu. G. Pasternak, Faculty of radio engineering and electronics, Voronezh State Technical University, Voronezh, Russia
Yu. A. Rembovskiy, JSC "IRCOS", Moscow, Russia
S. M. Fedorov, Faculty of radio engineering and electronics, Voronezh State Technical University, Voronezh, Russia
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In this article we would like to present a physical basis of virtual antenna array method which is based on electrodynamic principle of field source equivalence. Also, here are formulae and numerical relations for field description errors for the field at the edges of physical and virtual antenna arrays It is also demonstrated that the virtual antenna array method helps increase radio emitters angular coordinates accuracy even without data about antenna array carrier body geometry and material properties. Potential use of this method is also provided.
Electromagnetic Fields, Diffraction, Approximation Methods, Antenna Array, Error Compensation
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A. V. Ashikhmin, Yu. G. Pasternak, Yu. A. Rembovskiy, S. M. Fedorov, Virtual Antenna Array Theory and Applications, American Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ajea.20150301.11
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