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The exploitation of multipath signal energy present in mobile radio systems

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE Colloquium on Methods of Combating Multipaths, London, UK
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Publication dateJan 1990
Pages10/1 - 10/5
Number of pages5
StatePublished

Conference

ConferenceColloquium on Methods of Combating Multipaths
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period1/01/90 → …

Abstract

Describes the use of diversity in mobile communications to overcome many of the problems induced by the propagating channel. The use of an adaptive antenna array to coherently recombine the multipath signal energy present at the receiver terminal is proposed. Such a system would allow a satellite receiver to exploit the multipath energy in cases where the main line of sight component is blocked or attenuated. This approach relies on uncorrelated fading envelopes being acquired by employing space diversity reception techniques. In order to demonstrate that sufficiently uncorrelated signals can be obtained from small inter-element separations, measurements have been taken using a mobile terminal receiving transmissions from the MARCES B2 satellite. The results of this study are briefly summarised

Additional information

Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the UK SERC for financial support, Simon Swales for his invaluable help with the moblie satellite trails, and Prof J.P McGeehan for provision of laboratory facilities Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Research areas

  • diversity reception, mobile radio systems, radiowave propagation, satellite ground stations

Event

Colloquium on Methods of Combating Multipaths

Duration1 Jan 1990 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon

Event: Conference

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