Demonstrator Platform for Antenna Array Calibration

Corley, Gerry and McCormack, Justine and Farrell, Ronan (2009) Demonstrator Platform for Antenna Array Calibration. In: CIICT 2009 : proceedings of the China-Ireland information and communications technologies conference. Dept. of Computer Science, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, pp. 2-6. ISBN 9780901519672

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This paper presents a hardware platform for antenna array calibration research in tower top electronics. The platform has eight phase and amplitude controlled transmit channels and a novel antenna coupler array structure which provides nonradiative calibration capability. The phase and amplitude of each channel can be varied between 0 and 360° and over 25dB respectively under full software control. The platform has been used to test and develop array calibration routines which achieve amplitude variances of less than 1dB and phase variances of less than 5° measured between eight channels at the antenna connections.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The authors would like to thank Science foundation Ireland for their generous funding of this project through the Centre for Telecommunications Value Chain Driven Research (CTVR).
Keywords: Antenna Array; Demonstrator Platforms; Calibration;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Institute of Microelectronics and Wireless Systems
Item ID: 2556
Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Farrell
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 15:41
Publisher: Dept. of Computer Science, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Science Foundation Ireland

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