Adaptive antenna systems for mobile ad-hoc networks

S. Bellofiore, J. Foutz, R. Govindarajula, I. Bahceci, Constantine Balanis, Andreas Spanias, J. M. Capone, T. M. Duman

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This paper focuses on the interaction and integration of several critical components of a Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) using smart antenna systems. A MANET is a wireless network where the communicating nodes are mobile and the network topology is continuously changing. One of the central motivations for this work comes from the observed dependence of the overall network throughput on the design of the adaptive antenna system and its underlying signal processing algorithms. In fact, a major objective of this work is to study and document the overall efficiency of the network in terms of the antenna pattern and the length of the training sequence used by the beamforming algorithms. Furthermore, the paper also considers problems dealing with: the choice of direction of arrival algorithm, the performance of the adaptive beamformer in the presence of antenna coupling effects, and combating the effects of fading channels on the overall system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: May 26 2002May 29 2002


Other2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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