A method is presented which optimizes weights of general planar symmetric=20
arrays. It applies to full regular arrays as well as sparse arrays=20
with perturbed positions.=20
The objective is to find a weighting of the array elements which gives
the minimum sidelobe level of the array pattern in a specified region - the
stopband. The sidelobe level is controlled on a discrete set of points =
this region. The method minimizes the Chebyshev norm of the sidelobe level.
The method is based on linear programming and is solved with the standard
Examples of optimal weighted 1D and 2D planar arrays are presented.