2014 Volume 11 Issue 2 Pages 20130919
In this work, a novel digital beamformer applied in vehicle-mounted high frequency (HF) receiving device has been developed. The system adopts robust superdirective beamforming algorithm, which not only effectively reduces the receiving array aperture but also maintains a higher directive gain compared with conventional beamforming method (CBF). The system is designed based on the idea of radio-defined software (SDR), which is easy to update. It contains 16 receiving channels and can output 3 analog beam signals. Experiment shows that the system has fast response and is feasible in engineering.