Efficient Signal Enhancement Scheme for Adaptive Antenna Arrays in Nakagami Multipath Fading with Power Control Error

Kyungseok KIM  Simon R. SAUNDERS  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.6   pp.1105-1114
Publication Date: 2002/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
adaptive antenna array,  DS/CDMA,  array signal processing,  

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In this paper, the efficient signal enhancement scheme for an adaptive antenna array under the Nakagami fading channel is proposed. The proposed signal enhancement scheme is the modified linear signal estimator with Toeplitz Matrix Approximation (TMA) method. The underlying principle of the proposed signal enhancement scheme is to reduce a noise component using not only the Lagrangian method of the constrained minimization but also a signal-plus-noise subspace method. TMA is also used to have the theoretical property of noise-free signal. These functions greatly enhance the performance of an adaptive antenna array by removing the all undesired noise effects from the post-correlation received signal. The proposed signal enhancement scheme is applied at the Wiener Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) method which has been widely used as the conventional adaptive antenna array. Also, we investigated the effect of the power control error (PCE) for the proposed scheme over the Nakagami multipath fading channel. Several computer simulation examples are provided for illustrating the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.