[eagle] Re: Eagle Microwave Antenna Arrays -- mechanical concepts

Franklin Antonio antonio at qualcomm.com
Fri Mar 23 11:53:03 PST 2007

At 08:52 AM 3/23/2007, Tom Clark, K3IO wrote:
>IMHO, this is a REALLY BAD  :-P idea because there will be abrupt 
>phase and amplitude discontinuities when switching from one beam to 
>the next as the s/c spins.

You should not fear small phase discontinuities from steps in the 
beam forming.  These phase jumps will be very small, and will have 
only a tiny effect on coded BPSK modulation.

We do not need to do anything fancy to eliminate small phase steps 
that will have no impact on performance.

More information about the Eagle mailing list