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Calibration and linearity issues for an adaptive antenna system

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1597 - 1560
ISBN (Print)0780336593
StatePublished - May 1997
Event47th Vehicular Technology Conference 1997 (VTC 1997-Spring) - Phoenix, AZ, United States


Conference47th Vehicular Technology Conference 1997 (VTC 1997-Spring)
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period1/05/97 → …


Adaptive antennas are among the favourite techniques to help the current systems evolve towards third generation mobile communication systems. However, among the major concerns for adaptive antenna systems are the calibration process and the non-linearity effects of the RF-IF chains upon the performance of the beamforming network. This article investigates these issues based on experimental results produced with the adaptive antenna testbed that was developed under the RACE TSUNAMI project. Results highlight the sensitivity of the system on both the linearisation and the calibration processes employed.

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE VTC'97 Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank the CEC for funding both the RACE TSUNAMI (R2108) and the ACTS TSUNAMI (AC020) programs Terms of use: Copyright © 1997 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 1997. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • adaptive antenna arrays, land mobile radio


47th Vehicular Technology Conference 1997 (VTC 1997-Spring)

Duration1 May 1997 → …
CityPhoenix, AZ
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference

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