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Title: Automated calibration of multistatic arrays

A method is disclosed for calibrating a multistatic array having a plurality of transmitter and receiver pairs spaced from one another along a predetermined path and relative to a plurality of bin locations, and further being spaced at a fixed distance from a stationary calibration implement. A clock reference pulse may be generated, and each of the transmitters and receivers of each said transmitter/receiver pair turned on at a monotonically increasing time delay interval relative to the clock reference pulse. Ones of the transmitters and receivers may be used such that a previously calibrated transmitter or receiver of a given one of the transmitter/receiver pairs is paired with a subsequently un-calibrated one of the transmitters or receivers of an immediately subsequently positioned transmitter/receiver pair, to calibrate the transmitter or receiver of the immediately subsequent transmitter/receiver pair.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1346955
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC LLNL
Patent Number(s):
9,594,154
Application Number:
14/274,308
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 May 14
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 42 ENGINEERING

Works referenced in this record:

New calibration method for large aerial arrays
journal, September 1965

Model-fitting approach to array calibration
conference, January 1989
  • Lei, T.; Dorny, C.N.
  • Digest on Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1989
  • DOI: 10.1109/APS.1989.134705