Sidelobe level distribution computation for antenna arrays with arbitrary element distributions


Conference Paper

This paper discusses the conditions in which the sidelobe level distribution can be calculated in closed form for arrays with randomly located antenna elements with arbitrary element probability distributions. By using the number of times a beampattern crosses a certain level in an upward direction, sidelobe level distributions are found for beampatterns with angle-dependent and angle-independent statistics. The evaluation of the probability of exceeding a given peak sidelobe is investigated as a function of the antenna array spatial position variance in the asymptotic limit of a large number of antennas. Examples are presented including a multi-input multi-output (MIMO) radar illustration. © 2011 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krishnamurthy, S; Bliss, DW; Tarokh, V

Published Date

  • December 1, 2011

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 2045 - 2050

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-6393

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781467303231

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ACSSC.2011.6190386

Citation Source

  • Scopus