Adaptive Antennas and Phased Arrays

Block diagram of phased array antenna transmitter, showing the RF source being split among multiple amplifiers and antenna elements.

Block diagram of the transmitter in a phased array antenna system. (Image by MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Used with permission.)


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The 16 lectures in this course cover the topics of adaptive antennas and phased arrays. Both theory and experiments are covered in the lectures. Part one (lectures 1 to 7) covers adaptive antennas. Part two (lectures 8 to 16) covers phased arrays. Parts one and two can be studied independently (in either order). The intended audience for this course is primarily practicing engineers and students in electrical engineering. This course is presented by Dr. Alan J. Fenn, senior staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

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Alan Fenn. RES.LL-002 Adaptive Antennas and Phased Arrays. Spring 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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