Hybrid Beamformer and Monopulse Tracking

This session adds digital beamforming concepts into our previously analog only beamforming setup. This new “hybrid” beamformer will then be compared to purely analog or purely digital beamformers. Then, a software algorithm to implement dynamic tracking will be derived. In the hands-on lab, an RF source, moving across the antenna, will be observed and locked onto. Participants can then make modifications to the tracking algorithm to improve the system and address the earlier antenna impairments.