Implementation of a flexible frequency-invariant broadband beamformer based on fourier properties

Stephan Weiss, Mark Hadley, Jon Wilcox

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Abstract

Aperture and operating frequency of a beamformer are generally proportional to its resolution, and inversely proportional to its beamwidth. This paper addresses the design and implementation of a beamformer with a frequency-dependent limitation of its aperture such that the frequency-dependence of its resolution is eliminated. Operating across a number of octaves, firstly an octave-invariance design is achieved by means of a nested array structure. Secondly, within each octave, a frequency-dependent aperture control then removes the remaining frequency-dependency. By exploiting Fourier properties and correspondences between coefficient and beamspace, we show that this design is exact, and can accommodate the inclusion of arbitrary shading and different look directions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 Sep 2017
EventIEEE Sensor Signal Processing in Defence Conference - London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017
http://www.sspdconference.org

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Sensor Signal Processing in Defence Conference
Abbreviated titleSSPD'17
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/12/177/12/17
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Keywords

  • broadband sensor applications
  • broadband beamformers
  • beamwidth

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    Weiss, S., Hadley, M., & Wilcox, J. (Accepted/In press). Implementation of a flexible frequency-invariant broadband beamformer based on fourier properties. Paper presented at IEEE Sensor Signal Processing in Defence Conference, London, United Kingdom.