Title page for ETD etd-81097-195635

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Breslin, Donald F.
Author's Email Address bres@arraycomm.com
URN etd-81097-195635
Title Adaptive Antenna Arrays Applied to Position Location
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Pratt, Timothy J.
Woerner, Brian D.
Reed, Jeffrey Hugh Committee Chair
  • Adaptive Antenna Arrays
  • Position Location
Date of Defense 1997-08-04
Availability unrestricted
Wireless communication has enjoyed explosive growth over

the past decade. As demands for increased capacity and

quality grow, improved methods for harnessing the multipath

wireless channel must be developed. The use of adaptive

antenna arrays is one area that shows promise for improving

capacity of wireless systems and providing improved safety

through position location capabilities. These arrays can

be used for interference rejection through spatial

filtering, position location through direction finding

measurements, and developing improved channel models

through angle of arrival channel sounding measurements.

This thesis provides an overview of the technical

challenges involved in position location of wireless users

and details the hardware development of a multi-sensor

testbed at the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group

at Virginia Tech. This testbed is to be used for position

location experiments as well as a host of other adaptive

signal processing applications.

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