That results in the birth of a new composite beam that can vary in power level and can also be pointed in your desired direction. By integrating a phase shift to the signals either transmitted or received by each antenna present in an array enables the creation of a new signal antenna that performs differently in its amplitudes and power.
Here are the main key features that enable phased array antennas to provide enormous amounts of benefits to the antenna market. Since the signal collected is the culmination of the combined signals issued out of every single antenna, needless to say, it packs a punch.
Now the whole process can be established non-mechanically by using electronically variable phase shifters. Phased array antennas bypass this problem because if one antenna failed, the others will continue to function gracefully due to a slight modification in its collective pattern. That is called graceful degradation. Believe it or not, a huge mechanically steered antenna can cost you a lot of money to buy, nevermind maintain it.
Getting a collection of less expensive smaller antennas, without loss of resolution, is a respectable choice. Of course, the cost analysis will majorly depend on your system requirements and how many cryogenic receivers you have in mind.
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You can control the whole process by utilizing the phase shifters. This focused aim of the signal is the battery that powers the antenna gain, so the more signals focused—or rather, directed—the stronger the signal.
Moreover, directivity gives us an added value of interference minimization. In short, when you direct the antenna in a specific direction, that means it is less effective in the other directions.
We know that might sound like a bad thing; however, it is the exact opposite. This is a perk which will help reduce interference for signals coming in from other directions. The second term of Equation 3 is an amplitude factor.
Equation 5 is called field intensity pattern. The field intensity pattern will have the values of zeros when the numerator of Equation 5 is zero.
We can find the maximum values of field intensity pattern by using L-Hospital rule when both numerator and denominator of Equation 5 are equal to zero. We can observe that if the denominator of Equation 5 becomes zero, then the numerator of Equation 5 also becomes zero.
For this case, we will get the maximum value of field intensity pattern corresponding to the main lobe. This is the advantage of electronic scanning phased array.
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