1st Edition

Seeing Invisible Advanced Antenna Arrays

By Pavlo A. Molchanov Copyright 2024
    230 Pages
    by River Publishers

    This book provides a simple explanation of existing antenna arrays, their advances and limitations. It will lead you to nature-inspired next generation antenna array design and their advances.

    Why antenna arrays? Because antennas or antenna arrays are the primary element in any sensory system or circuit.  Any artificial intellect, computer, vision, communication, or detection system cannot work properly without a properly designed sensor system or antenna array. They include not only technical areas like communication, navigation and radars, but also health care, medical imaging and even amateur metal detectors and RC vehicle design.

    Taking into account today’s military and geo-political threats, the book will also help you understand the functional needs of the new generation of antenna arrays for various radar and anti-missile systems to meet those threats. It also covers the evolution of antennas and antenna array design and gives insight into the fundamental function and advances of nature inspired new generation, fly eye antenna arrays and their applications.

    This book is intended for a wide area of readers and does not require special education, but it is a valuable resource for engineers and technicians who are involved in the design and development of all space communication and navigation systems, and drones, and hypersonic missiles detection systems, with special emphasis on interference immunity and protection. It also can be used as a textbook in advanced radar technology coursework and seminars.

    1. Nature Inspired Fly Eye: Multi-beam Staring Antenna Array Concept

    2. Evolution of Antenna Array Systems

    3. Recording of Real-time Digital Hologram

    4. Fast Monopulse Signal Processing

    5. Direct Digitizing: Distributed Radar

    6. Multi-beam Staring Antenna Array Architecture

    7. Measurement Techniques

    8. Fast Radar for the Detection of Hypersonic Missiles and UASs

    9. All-space Multi-beam Staring Communication System

    10. Fast Synthetic Aperture Radar

    11. Detection of Hazard Materials and Concealed Objects


    Dr. Pavlo A. Molchanov is one of the world's leading scientists specializing in microwave and radio frequency devices and systems, received his M.Sc. from Kiev Polytechnical Institute, Ukraine and his Ph.D. degree from Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), Moscow, USSR, in 1971 and 1980, respectively. He has held academic positions at Vinnytsia National Technical University, Ukraine, since 1973. In 2001 he was invited to work for NAVAIR, USA as a Senior Scientist. He has more than 20 years’ experience in project management, design and testing of new microwave/optic and RF circuits. He worked as a Principal Investigator in AF SBIR, ONR projects, where he designed LIDAR/RADAR systems, protected GPS systems, and sense and avoid antenna arrays for the US Navy and Naval Aviation. He has 240 publications, 4 textbooks and 20 US patents to his name.