Development of a reconfigurable modular GPS beamformer for design and test

E. M. Lloyd, R. J. Watson

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When creating a new antenna design it is often necessary to test many different configurations, in real environments as well as in simulations. Different array antennas need different feed arrangements, which can make testing many designs extremely costly. The aim of this research is to create a test bed that would allow many different configurations to be tested with minimal expense of time and money. This was done by creating a modular design that was easily reconfigurable, allowing stages to be added, removed and rearranged as necessary. This paper presents the design of the individual modules and characterises their performance, demonstrating that the modular approach offers good performance and will allow multiple designs to be evaluated without compromise.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2017 - Loughborough, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Nov 201714 Nov 2017


ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2017
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


  • Antenna
  • Beamforming
  • GPS
  • Phased Array

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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