Validation of a Smart Antenna Prototype: Model and Experiments

Benedetti, Manuel and Oliveri, Giacomo and Massa, Andrea (2011) Validation of a Smart Antenna Prototype: Model and Experiments. UNSPECIFIED.

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    In this paper, the architecture of a smart antenna prototype is described and its functionality assessed. The system prototype is composed by an 8-elements linear array of dipoles with a finite reflecting plane and the adaptive behavior is obtained modifying a set of array weights with electronically-driven vector modulators. In order to real-time react to complex interference scenarios, the system is controlled by a software control module based on a Particle Swarm Optimizer. To demonstrate the feasibility and the effectiveness of the proposed implementation, a set of representative results concerned with realistic interference scenarios is reported and discussed.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7885 Computer Engineering
    Q Science > QC Physics (General) > QC661 Electromagnetic Theory
    Q Science > QC Physics (General) > QC760 Electromagnetism
    Additional Information: This version is a pre-print of the final version available at IEEE.
    Report Number: DISI-11-181
    Repository staff approval on: 08 Jul 2011

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