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A Cost-Effective Direct Magnitude Measurement Methodology for Smart Antennas

Loh, Tian Hong, Liu, Haitao, Gao, Steven (2013) A Cost-Effective Direct Magnitude Measurement Methodology for Smart Antennas. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 61 (4). pp. 2043-2050. ISSN 0018-926X. (doi:10.1109/TAP.2012.2236634) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A novel measurement methodology is presented for characterizing smart antennas prior to incorporation of the transceiver that includes forward-error correction (FEC) coding and modulation. Using this method, the signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) is plotted as a function of the separation angle between the desired signal and the interference according to different required link margins. This parameter gives the system developers, network designers and users a clear idea about whether or not a smart antenna will suit their wireless communication system. The radiation pattern of the smart antenna can also be obtained from the measured interference signal. A low profile wideband electronically steerable parasitic array radiator (ESPAR) smart antenna is used for the comparison of the proposed method with the traditional method. Compared to traditional methods that measure smart antennas together with transceivers, the proposed method is simpler and can improve the measurement repeatability and reduce the measurement time.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/TAP.2012.2236634
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 10:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35518 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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