Optimum combining of handset diversity antennas
Author(s)Agboh, Peter Mawusi Yautse, 1976-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Mike Wengler and Jin Au Kong.
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In this thesis cellular handset and mobile terminal forward link sensitivity improvements due to dual-antenna systems with smart-antenna combining algorithms were determined. The performance of a mobile handset with a top-mounted monopole and back-mounted internal monopole was determined in the field. Handset field tests were conducted both for the handset attached to a phantom-head model and held by a human operator so that the effect of hand blockage and coupling were measured. The measurements were made on the IS-95 (CDMA) SPRINT PCS system in various parts of San Diego. Logged data was analyzed for single antenna performance, selection diversity combining, maximum ratio combining, and optimum combining.
Thesis (M.Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2001.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 93-94).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.