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Smart Antennas Tapan K. Sarkar, Michael C. Wicks, Magdalena Salazar-Palma, Robert J. Bonneau John Wiley & Sons 2005

Smart Antennas


Tapan K. Sarkar, Michael C. Wicks, Magdalena Salazar-Palma, Robert J. Bonneau

John Wiley & Sons


452 pages



A valuable addition to the Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering
Today's modern wireless mobile communications depend on adaptive "smart" antennas to provide maximum range and clarity. With the recent explosive growth of wireless applications, smart antenna technology has achieved widespread commercial and military applications.
The only book available on the topic of adaptive antennas using digital technology, this text reflects the latest developments in smart antenna technology and offers timely information on fundamentals, as well as new adaptive techniques developed by the authors. Coupling electromagnetic aspects of antenna design with signal processing techniques designed to promote accurate and efficient information exchange, the text presents various mechanisms for characterizing signal-path loss associated with signal propagation, particularly for mobile wireless communications systems based on such techniques as joint space-frequency adaptive processing.
In clear, accessible language, the authors:

* explain the difference between adaptive antennas and adaptive signal processing
* Illustrate the procedures for adaptive processing using directive elements in a conformal array
* clarify multistage analysis procedure which combines electromagnetic analysis with signal processing
* present a survey of the various models for characterizing radio wave propagation in urban and rural environments
* describe a method wherein it is possible to identify and eliminate multipath without spatial diversity
* optimize the location of base stations in a complex environment

The text is an excellent resource for researchers and engineers working in electromagnetics and signal processing who deal with performance improvement of adaptive techniques, as well as those who are concerned with the characterization of propagation channels and applications of airborne phased arrays.


Table of Contents


Front Matter


What is An Antenna and How Does it Work

Anatomy of An Adaptive Algorithm

Direct Data Domain Least Squares Approaches to Adaptive Processing Based on Single Snapshots of Data

Elimination of The Effects of Mutual Coupling on Adaptive Antennas

Direction of Arrival Estimation and Adaptive Processing Using a Nonuniformly Spaced Array from a Single Snapshot

Estimating Direction of Arrivals by Exploiting Cyclostationarity Using a Real Antenna Array

A Survey of Various Propagation Models for Mobile Communication

Methods for Optimizing the Location of Base Stations for Indoor Wireless Communication

Identification and Elimination of Multipath Effects Without Spatial Diversity

Signal Enhancement in Multiuser Communication Through Adaptivity on Transmit

Direct Data Domain Least Squares Space-Time Adaptive Processing

Appendix A: The Concept of a Random Process and its Philosophical Implications in Analyzing Communication Systems

Appendix B: A Brief Survey of the Conjugate Gradient Method

Appendix C: Estimation of the Direction of Arrival in One and Two Dimensions Using the Matrix Pencil Method


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