Electronically steerable passive array radiator antennas are proposed for low-cost analog adaptive beamforming. Unlike conventional digital beamforming, they require only one transmitter or receiver. For 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-element antennas, beam and null steering characteristics are estimated by the method of moments. It is numerically shown that full 360-degree continuous azimuthal beam/null steering is possible by at least 4 elements. Also shown is that a directive gain of 9 dBi +/-1 dB and null depth of -50 dBi +/-10 dB are obtained by 5 elements, along with an associated return loss of better than 20 dB at the feeding port. Their drastically low cost and low power consumption could help to achieve adaptive antennas for portable wireless user terminals.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2000 1月 1|
|イベント||2000 IEEE International Conference on Phased Array Systems and Technology - Dana Point, CA, USA|
継続期間: 2000 5月 21 → 2000 5月 25
|Other||2000 IEEE International Conference on Phased Array Systems and Technology|
|City||Dana Point, CA, USA|
|Period||00/5/21 → 00/5/25|
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