Faculty Advisor

Huang, Xinming

Abstract

Beamforming is an important technique in array signal processing and wireless communication systems. In this project, we investigate the Minimum Variance Distortionless Response (MVDR) beamforming technique and its implementation. The QR-RLS algorithm is chosen because of its advantages of numerical stability and systolic array architecture. The team successfully implemented the real-time beamforming of a linear array with 3 receiving antennas on a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA platform. Both the simulation and hardware implementation results are presented in this report.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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