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    Experimental results of non-radiative calibration of a tower top adaptive array

    McCormack, Justine and Corley, Gerry and Farrell, Ronan (2009) Experimental results of non-radiative calibration of a tower top adaptive array. In: 2009 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. IEEE, pp. 3389-3393. ISBN 9781424447534

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    The need for calibration in antenna arrays is a persistent challenge and is one of the impediments to their widespread integration into communication infrastructures. The choice of antenna array structure dictates the means by which calibration can be achieved. The antenna structure used here is a distributed source array with an interconnected measurement structure for calibration. This non-radiative approach was taken to remove the need for external calibration sources, or computationally expensive modelling. This approach requires a calibration algorithm to utilise the measurement structure to get the best results. This paper will present a set of three such calibration algorithms used on an experimental setup to show the effectiveness of such calibration.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: adaptive antenna array; nonradiative calibration; distributed source array; interconnected measurement structure;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 9668
    Depositing User: Ronan Farrell
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 16:08
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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