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An adaptive antenna array for future land mobile satellite terminals

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  • MA Beach
  • SC Swales
  • A Bateman
  • DJ Edwards
  • JP McGeehan
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSixth International Conference on Antennas and Propagation (ICAP 89), Warwick
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages326 - 330
Number of pages5
EditionConf. Publ. No.301
StatePublished - Apr 1989


Conference6th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/04/89 → …


A unified approach to adaptive antenna array design and transceiver signal processing architectures is proposed for the user segment of the land mobile satellite communications service. This novel technique is described in its conceptual form, and compared with steered antenna array configurations currently favoured for this class of mobile communication system. The proposed system employs established diversity combining techniques previously developed for mobile terrestrial radio. It is suggested that a diversity based receiver architecture would allow the coherent recombination of the multipath signal energy present at the mobile terminal site, and thereby enhance system performance for a given link budget. Further, it is recommended that this processing can be most simply achieved if a pilot-based modulation format is utilised, and near instantaneous adaptation to the multipath energy if feedforward signal regeneration techniques are employed in the receiver

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Name and Venue of Event: Sixth International Conference on Antennas and Propagation (ICAP 89) Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Sixth International Conference on Antennas and Propagation (ICAP 89) Rose publication type: Conference contribution Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No.301

Research areas

  • antenna phased arrays, diversity reception, mobile communication systems, satellite


6th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Duration1 Apr 1989 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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