This brief proposes a scalable array of actively coupled oscillators based on vertex-shared expansion of multiple sub-arrays. We analytically prove that as a result of this proposed scaling, the expanded array preserves the stable operating modes of the sub-arrays. In addition, we verify the expected transient and steady-state behaviour of the scaled structure using time-domain simulation. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the proposed topology is resilience to element-to-element variation as the dimensions scale. This offers a promising solution for large scale signal distribution in phased arrays.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2021|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2004-2012 IEEE.
- Coupled oscillators
- local oscillator (LO) distribution network
- mm wave
- phased array
- scalable array