Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Donald R. Brown, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

John McNeill, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Richard Vaz, Committee Member

Identifier

etd-071007-124515

Abstract

"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. "

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2007-07-10

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

distributed beamforming, carrier synchronization, Wireless communications systems

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