DVB-S Signal Tracking Techniques for Mobile Phased Arrays

K.C.H. Blom, M.D. van de Burgwal, K.C. Rovers, Andre B.J. Kokkeler, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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    A system that uses adaptive beamforming techniques for mobile Digital Video Broadcasting Satellite (DVB-S) reception is proposed in this paper. The purpose is to enable DVB-S reception in moving vehicles. Phased arrays are able to electronically track the desired signal during dynamic behaviour of the vehicle the array is mounted on. The proposed system uses blind beamforming to adapt the array steering vector to changing signal (conditions and) directions. Movement of the vehicle, the phased array is mounted on, leads to modulus and phase deviations at the beamformer output. An extended version of the Constant Modulus Algorithm (CMA) algorithm is used to adapt the steering vector weights to compensate for those deviations. For simulation of the proposed system a model of vehicle dynamics is used to generate realistic antenna data. Simulation of the proposed system based on this antenna data shows appropriate corrections for modulus and phase deviations.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC 2010-Fall)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3574-6
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2010
    EventIEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Fall - Ottawa, Canada
    Duration: 6 Sept 20109 Sept 2010
    Conference number: 72

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    PublisherIEEE Vehicular Technology Society


    ConferenceIEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Fall
    Abbreviated titleVTC Fall 2010
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    • IR-74043
    • METIS-271049
    • EWI-18534
    • Adaptive beamforming
    • DVB-S

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