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Author NameCoey, Tyson Curtis
TitleRound-Trip Time-Division Distributed Beamforming
DepartmentElectrical & Computer Engineering
  • Donald R. Brown, Advisor
  • Richard Vaz, Committee Member
  • John McNeill, Committee Member
  • Keywords
  • distributed beamforming
  • carrier synchronization
  • Date of Presentation/Defense2007-07-06
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    This thesis develops a system for synchronizing two wireless transmitters so that they are able to implement a distributed beamformer in several different channel models. This thesis considers a specific implementation of the system and proposes a metric to quantify its performance. The system's performance is investigated in single-path and multi-path time-invariant channel scenarios, as well as in single-path time-varying channel scenarios. Where prior systems have difficulty in implementing a distributed beamformer in multi-path channels and/or mobile scenarios, the results of this thesis show that the Round-Trip Time-Division distributed beamforming system is able to perform as a beamformer in all three of the channel models considered.

  • CoeyThesis2007.pdf

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