Faculty Advisor

Brown, Donald R

Abstract

The distributed beamformer is a scheme which provides spatial diversity to combat the undesired effects of the wireless channel. The distributed beamformer requires strict carrier frequency and phase synchronization in order to maximize SNR at a destination for fixed transmit powers. This project investigated the synchronization of two such transmitters in a wired single path channel with off-the-shelf integrated circuits. Additionally, a stable hardware platform for an acoustic (wireless) implementation of such a distributed beamformer was provided.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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