Base-Station Tracking in Mobile Communications using a Switched Parasitic Antenna Array

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Title Base-Station Tracking in Mobile Communications using a Switched Parasitic Antenna Array
Author Preston, Stephanie; Thiel, David Victor; Smith, Trevor; O'Keefe, Steven Gregory; Lu, Junwei
Journal Name IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Year Published 1998
Place of publication USA
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Abstract Base-station tracking in mobile communications benefits from a directional antenna and so requires direction finding technology. A novel technique for electronically directing the radiation pattern of an antenna array employs a directional array with only one active element and three parasitic elements operating near resonance. Three different methods of direction finding are assessed; a coarse angular location method, a precise angular location method assuming one incident beam, and a precise angular location method with multiple incident beams. An array with n elements, if used in conjunction with a relatively simple controller, can be used to resolve n-1 signals. This technology can be implemented using both wire and patch antenna-array elements and either linear or circular polarization can be used, lending the technology to applications in both terrestrial and satellite communications systems.
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Volume 46
Issue Number 6
Page from 841
Page to 844
ISSN 0018-926X
Date Accessioned 1999-01-01
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject PRE2009-Communications Technologies
Publication Type Article in Scholarly Refereed Journal
Publication Type Code c1

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