This webinar explores how antenna arrays work and what differentiates them from “normal” antennas. Learn the differences between an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) or Passive Electronically Steered Array (PESA) phased-array. Gain valuable expertise about emerging antenna-array technologies in their various guises and how they are changing the world we live in.
While the unique properties of antenna arrays have been exploited in operational systems for some time, it is only with the widespread deployment of phased arrays that something approaching the full potential of antenna arrays has been attained. The unique properties of antenna arrays and how they enhance the performance of systems which utilize them will be considered with the emphasis on phased arrays. While antenna arrays do have a number of significant benefits, they also have a number of disadvantages – or at least unique challenges – which will also be considered in an attempt to provide a balanced view of this technology. A brief summary of some fully-digital concepts such as MIMO will also be provided to illustrate how antenna-array technology might develop moving forward. Examples of operational systems will be discussed to show how antenna-array technologies have led to unique operational capabilities.
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