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Space division multiple access (SDMA) field trials. Part 2: Calibration and linearity issues

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79 - 84
JournalIEE Proceedings - Radar, Sonar and Navigation
Journal issue1
StatePublished - Feb 1998


In Part 1 an experimental demonstration of both transmit and receive beamforming supporting SDMA user access was given. In Part 2 some implementation issues critical to the performance of an adaptive antenna system are studied from a practical point of view. Results for the sensitivity of the system to calibration errors and the linearity of the transmit power amplifiers are now presented from measurements made during the field trials

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Sponsorship: The authors thank the CEC for funding the RACE TSUNAMI project and the partners of RACE TSUNAMI for their contributions to this activity. Special thanks are due to R. Arnott of ERA Technology and R. Wilkinson and C. Simmonds of Bristol University. Finally, the authors thank the reviewers for their useful comments Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)

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  • array signal processing, calibration, adaptive antenna arrays, mobile radio


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