Length: 3 Days
Phased Array Antenna Training Bootcamp
Phased Array Antenna Training Bootcamp is a 3-day course where participants learn to apply engineering principles to phased array antenna Systems.
Participants also learn the fundamental concepts, application and operation principles of phased array antenna technology.
Phased Array Antennas are antenna arrays that have the unique ability to change the shape and direction of the radiation pattern without physically moving the antenna.
Elements in an antenna array are placed in such a way that the signals transmitted by individual antennas sum up and provide better gain, directivity and performance in a particular direction.
Phased antenna arrays can transmit narrow-beam signals that can be digitally programmed to achieve desired frequencies and directions.
Over the years, phased array antennas have evolved along with technological advances. Subsequently, phased array antennas have considerable applications – everything from military uses to 5G to important roles in NASA projects.
Phased array antenna applications have been steadily growing in popularity. This is due to several advantages over single-element antennas, such as:
- Lower costs
- More maintainable size and weight
Single-element antennas have been losing popularity due to electromagnetic issues of polarization, difficulty in amplitude and phase control and reliability problems.
Advances in manufacturing have also contributed to the ascension of phased array antennas. Developments in the field of automation have made the production of phased array antennas easier, and the automated assembly of radiators is one of the reasons that encouraged the use of phased array antennas in mobile communication systems and radar systems.
Phased array antenna types include:
Linear arrays — Array elements are placed in a straight line with a single-phase shifter. In this case, beam steering is limited to a single plane and arranging several linear arrays vertically forms a flat antenna.
Planar arrays — Each antenna has a phase shifter. A matrix arrangement of individual antennas forms the planar arrangement, and the beam can be deflected in two planes. It requires a high number of phase shifters, however, increasing complexity and cost.
Frequency scanning arrays — Its antennas do not require phase shifters. Beam steering is controlled by the transmitter’s frequency.
Phased Array Antenna Training, Phased Array Antenna Engineering Training Bootcamp by Tonex
Phased Array Antenna Training is a 3-day training program covers the principles of phased array antenna, electromagnetic radiators, general properties of the radiation fields and phased array radiation field patterns.
This course covers the gamut of phased array antenna engineering topics. Participants will learn the theory and practice of phased array antenna engineering, including phased array antenna types, applications, features, and properties.
Who Should Attend
Phased Array Antenna Training is designed for engineers, managers, operations, technicians, project planners, program managers, and other .professional interested in phase array antenna technologies.
Upon completion of this training program, the attendees will:
- List antenna basics and common terminology
- Learn the fundamental concepts, application and operation principles of phased array antenna technology
- Describe the key technical aspects of Phased Array Antennas
- List Phased Array Antennas physics and equations
- Apply engineering principles to Phased-Array Antenna Systems
- Describe array architectures, array theory
- List array categories including planar, wideband, broadband, communication, defense, satcom, and radar
- Work with design principles applied to pattern synthesis
- Explain phased array antenna measurements, alignment, and calibration
Introduction to Phased Array Antennas
- Radiowave Propagation: physics and applications
- Wavelength, frequency and the speed of light
- Antenna Basics
- Common antenna terminology
- Antenna Properties
- Impedance, VSWR, RL, bandwidth, directivity, gain, radiation patterns, polarization,
- Fundamental antenna elements
- Frequency bands
- Radiation pattern
- Field regions
- Efficiency and Antenna Gain
- Beamwidths and Sidelobes
- VSWR/ Return Loss
- Polarization of Waves
- Polarization of Antennas
Phased-Array Antenna Systems and Applications
- Array Beamforming
- Array Beamforming (Beam Collimation)
- Electronic Scanning
- Active Transmit
- Receive Modules
- Beam Agility
- Effective Antenna Resource Management
- Distributed Active Components and Control
- Common Phased-array Antenna (Par) Architectures
- Antenna Function-based
- Integration Issues
- Hands-on Antenna Theory and Phased Array Antenna Training Bootcamp:
- Measuring antenna patterns
- Array architectures and digital beamforming implementations
- Practical design compromises such as subarrays and wideband arrays
- Limitations on performance from array errors and nonlinearities
- Adaptive architectures such as sidelobe cancellers and fully adaptive arrays
- Adaptive methods for beamforming, wideband cancellation, and angle
- Phase array Antenna Analysis
- Input Impedance
- Array Element
- Rectangular Patch Antenna, Dipole antenna, Log Periodic
- Dipole Array
- Element Spacing