A Novel Configuration for Realizing Automatic Calibration of Adaptive Array Using Dispersed SPDT Switches for TDD Systems

Kentaro NISHIMORI  Keizo CHO  Yasushi TAKATORI  Toshikazu HORI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B   No.9   pp.2516-2522
Publication Date: 2001/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Innovation in Antennas and Propagation for Expanding Radio Systems)
Category: Adaptive Antennas
adaptive array,  TDD systems,  dispersed switches,  automatic calibration method,  

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This paper proposes a hardware configuration using only single pole dual throw (SPDT) switches to realize the previously proposed automatic calibration method using transmitting signals (ACT) for the adaptive array in TDD communication systems. The proposed configuration obtains the same calibration values as the conventional ACT does while reducing the number of switch branches. The transmission pattern using the proposed calibration method is also presented based on an experimental adaptive array testbed in an actual microcell environment. The experimental results show that the ideal radiation pattern formation is achieved by employing the proposed calibration method in an environment with a moving terminal station and where arriving co-channel interference exists.