60 GHz Millimeter-Wave Test Bed for High Speed and Wide Band Communications

Yong-Hoon KIM  Ki-Seok YANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E82-C   No.7   pp.1301-1306
Publication Date: 1999/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology)
Category: Systems
millimeter-wave communication,  test bed,  high-speed data transmission,  

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The architecture design and test results of simulation facility named millimeter-wave Test Bed has been described. Contrast with a millimeter-wave sounder, the Test Bed proposed in this paper can characterize radio channels, received signals, target reflections and radio link performance at the millimeter-wave band of 60 GHz. For fixible simulation and analysis of the performances of newly designed millimeter-wave systems, major digital signal processing parts like a sophisticate waveform generator and an analyzer, a modulator, a demodulator, an encoder, a decoder, an equalizer in the Test Bed are implemented by a software using SPW. This software based Test Bed can be used as a "deign tool" for the simulation of the millimeter-wave communication systems very flexibly without hardware modification in different specifications. The Test Bed consists of a millimeter-wave transmitter, a receiver of 60 GHz, 1.95 GHz up/down converter as IF module and a digital signal processing module. The I/Q vector modulator and demodulator with a video bandwidth of 37.5 MHz in the Test Bed can simulate or test the application of high data rate communication systems of short distance.