Digital Tracking Array Using Off-the-Shelf Hardware
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The design, development, and testing of a digital tracking array is described. The array operates at 2.4 GHz for tracking video and data from UAVs and other mobile transmitters. A monopulse tracking technique is used to keep the beam scanned to the direction of the incoming signal. The array is built entirely of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. Calibration, measurement of patterns, and verification of the tracking function are also discussed.
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 1, February 2008, p. 108The article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAP.2008.4494509
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