A super-resolution source reconstruction method using free space green's function

Tapan K. Sarkar

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Abstract

The Source Reconstruction Method (SRM) is a recent technique developed for antenna diagnostics and for carrying out Near-Field (NF) to Far-Field (FF) transformation. The SRM is based on the application of the Electromagnetic Equivalence Principle, in which one establishes an equivalent current distribution that radiates the same fields as the actual currents induced in the Antenna-Under-Test (AUT). The knowledge of the equivalent currents allows the determination of the antenna radiating elements, as well as the prediction of the AUT radiated fields outside the equivalent currents domain. The unique feature of the novel methodology presented in this paper is that it can resolve equivalent currents that are smaller than half a wavelength in size, thus providing super resolution. Furthermore, the measurement field samples can be taken at field spacings greater than half a wavelength, thus going beyond the classical sampling criteria. These two distinctive features are possible due to the choice of a model based parameter estimation methodology where the unknowns are approximated by a continuous basis and secondly through the use of the analytic Green's function. In addition, the use of the singular value decomposition in the solution of the matrix equations provides the user with a quantitative tool to assess the quality and the quantity of the measured data. Alternately, the use of the iterative conjugate gradient method in solving the ill conditioned matrix equations can also be implemented. Two examples of an antenna diagnostics method are presented to illustrate the applicability and accuracy of the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems, ICWITS 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 6 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems, ICWITS 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2010Sep 3 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems, ICWITS 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems, ICWITS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period8/28/109/3/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Sarkar, T. K. (2010). A super-resolution source reconstruction method using free space green's function. In 2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems, ICWITS 2010 [5612297] (2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems, ICWITS 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICWITS.2010.5612297