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Base-station tracking in mobile communications using a switched parasitic antenna array

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5 Author(s)
Preston, S.L. ; Sch. of Microelectron. Eng., Griffith Univ., Brisbane, Qld., Australia ; Thiel, David V. ; Smith, T.A. ; O'Keefe, S.G.
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Base-station tracking in mobile communications benefits from a directional antenna and so requires direction finding technology. A novel technique for electronically directing the radiation pattern of an antenna array employs a directional array with only one active element and three parasitic elements operating near resonance. Three different methods of direction finding are assessed; a coarse angular location method, a precise angular location method assuming one incident beam, and a precise angular location method with multiple incident beams. An array with n elements, if used in conjunction with a relatively simple controller, can be used to resolve n-1 signals. This technology can be implemented using both wire and patch antenna-array elements and either linear or circular polarization can be used, lending the technology to applications in both terrestrial and satellite communications systems

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 6 )