Experiments by an Adaptive Antenna with a Low Frequency Model

Yasuyuki ITOH
Kazuaki TAKAO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E64    No.4    pp.246-251
Publication Date: 1981/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Antenna and Propagation

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The authors implemented a directionally-constrained adaptive array system in an audio-frequency range. This system has a good prospect of applications since it does not require a rigorous a priori knowledge of the desired signal. Its algorithm contains matrix calculation, for which some technique has to be devised in implementation. For this, data are sampled and A-D converted so that the necessary processing for feedback control may be done by a microcomputer in digital form. The signal path remains in analog form, which will allow us to extend the system to higher frequency range. The performance of the system is demonstrated through the experiments. Effects of hardware errors are found:
(1) Nulling behavior against the interference is not affected at all by virtue of the feedback control.
(2) A little deviation from the constrained response to the desired signal is perceived.
The behavior against a wideband interference is investigated analytically and experimentally. It was found that the final SIR becomes lower with wider frequency bandwidth.