[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.



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