Field Test Results for a Beam and Null Simultaneous Steering S/T-Equalizer in Broadband Mobile Communication Environments

Takahiro ASAI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B    No.7    pp.1760-1767
Publication Date: 2001/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Adaptive Array Antenna Techniques for Advanced Wireless Communications)
Category: Adaptive Algorithms and Experiments
broadband mobile communication,  multipath fading,  adaptive array antenna,  adaptive equalizer,  

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This paper proposes a beam and null simultaneous steering Space-Time Equalizer (S/T-Equalizer). The proposed S/T-Equalizer performs separated S/T-signal processing in order to reduce computational complexity to a practical level. For spatial signal processing, a new Adaptive Array Antenna algorithm is used that combines the beam and null steering concepts. For temporal signal processing, a conventional delayed decision feedback sequence estimation equalizer may be used. The proposed S/T-Equalizer was prototyped, and a series of field tests was conducted using a 5 GHz frequency band to evaluate transmission performances of the proposed system. Results show that the proposed S/T-Equalizer can reduce inter-symbol interference effects while maintaining reasonable signal strength, thereby improving BER performance.