Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2014, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (4): 554-.doi: 10.1109/JSEE.2014.00064

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Low side lobe pattern synthesis using projection method with genetic algorithm for truncated cone conformal phased arrays

Guoqi Zeng1,*, Siyin Li2, Yan Zhang2, and Shanwei Lu2     

  1. 1. UAV Research Academy, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China;
    2. School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
  • Online:2014-08-22 Published:2010-01-03


A hybrid method for synthesizing antenna’s three dimensional (3D) pattern is proposed to obtain the low sidelobe feature of truncated cone conformal phased arrays. In this method, the elements of truncated cone conformal phased arrays are projected to the tangent plane in one generatrix of the truncated
cone. Then two dimensional (2D) Chebyshev amplitude distribution optimization is respectively used in two mutual vertical directions of the tangent plane. According to the location of the elements, the excitation current amplitude distribution of each element on the conformal structure is derived reversely, then the excitation current amplitude is further optimized by using the genetic algorithm (GA). A truncated cone problem with 8×8 elements on it, and a 3D pattern desired side lobe level (SLL) up to 35 dB, is studied. By using the hybrid method, the optimal goal is accomplished with acceptable CPU time, which indicates that this hybrid method for the low sidelobe synthesis is feasible.