Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

John A. McNeill, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Richard Vaz, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Donald Richard Brown III, Advisor

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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