Analysis of antenna array patterns for multiple squad configurations

Mark G. Pawelski, Ram M. Narayanan, Sastry Kompella

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Lightweight antennas with accompanying transceivers can be mounted to the gear of a soldier to act as a radar system, both active and passive. In common squad configurations, nine (9) soldiers form a variety of positional shapes in their patrols, most commonly triangles, squares, and straight lines. The culmination of the receivers for the entire squad creates complex antenna arrays. In this paper, we investigate the antenna array patterns for these squad configurations. This radar system as a whole can act as an active system, with one node acting as the transmitter, or as a purely passive system, exploiting transmitters of opportunity depending on the RF infrastructure of the current environment. The array patterns can also be manipulated to meet other situational needs, including vehicular or ship mounted systems for a wide variety of purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XXVI
EditorsKenneth I. Ranney, Ann M. Raynal
ISBN (Electronic)9781510650923
StatePublished - 2022
EventRadar Sensor Technology XXVI 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jun 6 2022Jun 12 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceRadar Sensor Technology XXVI 2022
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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