NEXT GENERATION DIGITAL BEAMFORMING ARRAY OPTIMIZED BY NEURAL NETWORK BEAMFORMING TECHNIQUES
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AbstractThe next generation Digital Beamforming Array (DBFA) requires techniques beyond the existing adaptive processing and optimization approaches. By utilizing neural network processing and genetic algorithms that mimic complicated natural processes, such as the brain and natural selection, new and superior Antenna Arrays can be designed. The use of Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms combined with the existing techniques for DBFAs can yield the ultimate in “real-time,” “smart” antenna performance. Cost is significantly reduced by; allowing large manufacturing tolerances, the use of inexpensive components, and correcting by neural network techniques. This paper describes the technology and proposes a practical application of the technique to design a DBFA to track and transmit/receive telemetry from a shipboard vertically launched medium range missile.
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