Friday,  21 October 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Smart Antennas

Dr. Frank Gross, Boeing Technical Fellow & Associate Dean, Georgia Southern University Overview This tutorial covers the fundamentals of smart antennas.   A smart antenna is the evolved version of phased arrays where various algorithms are used to null out interferers, steer beams, find weak signals, determine angles-of-arrival, null out ground or sky wave, and a myriad of other array processing techniques.  Several examples are given ranging from shipboard arrays to radio astronomy to satellite based arrays. Attendees will receive a print copy of the author’s new book “Smart Antennas with MATLAB", 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015. Outline: 1. Overview of Smart Antennas 2. Brief History of Smart Antennas 3. Direction Finding 4. Early Smart Antennas 5. Smart Switched Beam Antennas 6. Rottman Lens 7. Smart Reconfigurable Antennas 8. Smart Reconfigurable Antenna Surfaces/Metamaterials 9. Cognitive Antennas 10. Smart Vector Antennas 11. Smart Adaptive Arrays 12. AESA Biography Dr. Gross has over 35 years of experience in the areas of beamforming, array processing, array design, adaptive arrays, smart antennas, electromagnetics, antennas, communications, and signal processing. He has served as university professor, SAIC Chief Scientist, and Boeing Technical Fellow. He has worked on many projects including satellite beamforming, frequency selective surfaces (FSS), radomes, metamaterials, radar waveform design, shallow-water synthetic aperture sonar (SAS), passive radar receiver design and evaluation, FM-CW fuze systems, satellite antennas including helices, fractal arrays, broadband antennas, and direction finding antennas.  He has written several propagation and EM simulation tools including the use of the moment method (MoM), finite elements (FEM), finite  differences time domain (FDTD), physical optics (PO), geometrical optics (GO),  and the geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD). He has served as PI or Boeing Technical Fellow on numerous projects working with SOCOM, DARPA, ONR, NCSC/NSWC, NAVAIR, NASA-Langley, NASA-Kennedy, GTRI, the Electronic Communications Lab/Harry Diamond Labs, and the Electroscience Lab at Ohio State.  He helped to develop “quiet” waveforms for terrain following/terrain avoidance (TF/TA) radar for SOCOM which supported the “Silent Night” program.  He also worked with NASA/Langley on developing their pulsed anechoic chamber for radar cross section measurements.    Dr. Gross formerly served for 18 years as a professor at the Florida State University and is currently the Associate Dean for Research at Georgia Southern University.  He has taught courses on propagation, antennas, smart antennas, numerical methods, radar, sonar, signals and systems, circuits, microwave engineering, and electromechanical dynamics.  Dr. Gross has published over 60 journal articles, papers, and reports on the general topics of electromagnetics, electrostatics, antennas, and arrays.   He is the author of the 2005 McGraw-Hill book entitled, “Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications with Matlab”.  He is the author of the new Smart Antennas with Matlab, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015.  He is the author of a chapter on “Smart Antennas” in the 2007 3rd addition of the “Antenna Engineering Handbook” edited by John Volakis. He wrote the chapter on “Bessel Functions” for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in 1998.   He was also the Editor-in-Chief for the “Frontiers in Antennas” book by McGraw-Hill, 2011.
2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology
18 - 21 October 2016 Waltham, MA USA
Friday,  21 October 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Smart Antennas

Dr. Frank Gross, Boeing Technical Fellow & Associate Dean, Georgia Southern University Overview This tutorial covers the fundamentals of smart antennas.   A smart antenna is the evolved version of phased arrays where various algorithms are used to null out interferers, steer beams, find weak signals, determine angles-of-arrival, null out ground or sky wave, and a myriad of other array processing techniques.  Several examples are given ranging from shipboard arrays to radio astronomy to satellite based arrays. Attendees will receive a print copy of the author’s new book “Smart Antennas with MATLAB", 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015. Outline: 1. Overview of Smart Antennas 2. Brief History of Smart Antennas 3. Direction Finding 4. Early Smart Antennas 5. Smart Switched Beam Antennas 6. Rottman Lens 7. Smart Reconfigurable Antennas 8. Smart Reconfigurable Antenna Surfaces/Metamaterials 9. Cognitive Antennas 10. Smart Vector Antennas 11. Smart Adaptive Arrays 12. AESA Biography Dr. Gross has over 35 years of experience in the areas of beamforming, array processing, array design, adaptive arrays, smart antennas, electromagnetics, antennas, communications, and signal processing. He has served as university professor, SAIC Chief Scientist, and Boeing Technical Fellow. He has worked on many projects including satellite beamforming, frequency selective surfaces (FSS), radomes, metamaterials, radar waveform design, shallow-water synthetic aperture sonar (SAS), passive radar receiver design and evaluation, FM- CW fuze systems, satellite antennas including helices, fractal arrays, broadband antennas, and direction finding antennas.  He has written several propagation and EM simulation tools including the use of the moment method (MoM), finite elements (FEM), finite  differences time domain (FDTD), physical optics (PO), geometrical optics (GO),  and the geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD). He has served as PI or Boeing Technical Fellow on numerous projects working with SOCOM, DARPA, ONR, NCSC/NSWC, NAVAIR, NASA- Langley, NASA-Kennedy, GTRI, the Electronic Communications Lab/Harry Diamond Labs, and the Electroscience Lab at Ohio State.  He helped to develop “quiet” waveforms for terrain following/terrain avoidance (TF/TA) radar for SOCOM which supported the “Silent Night” program.  He also worked with NASA/Langley on developing their pulsed anechoic chamber for radar cross section measurements.    Dr. Gross formerly served for 18 years as a professor at the Florida State University and is currently the Associate Dean for Research at Georgia Southern University.  He has taught courses on propagation, antennas, smart antennas, numerical methods, radar, sonar, signals and systems, circuits, microwave engineering, and electromechanical dynamics.  Dr. Gross has published over 60 journal articles, papers, and reports on the general topics of electromagnetics, electrostatics, antennas, and arrays.   He is the author of the 2005 McGraw-Hill book entitled, “Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications with Matlab”.  He is the author of the new Smart Antennas with Matlab, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015.  He is the author of a chapter on “Smart Antennas” in the 2007 3rd addition of the “Antenna Engineering Handbook” edited by John Volakis. He wrote the chapter on “Bessel Functions” for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in 1998.   He was also the Editor-in- Chief for the “Frontiers in Antennas” book by McGraw-Hill, 2011.
Tutorial Session 2: Smart Antennas
2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems  and Technology
18 - 21 October 2016 Waltham, MA USA