Multi-beam adaptive base-station antennas for cellular land mobile radio systems

SC Swales, MA Beach, DJ Edwards

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This paper addresses the problem of meeting the proliferating demands for mobile telephony within the confinements of the limited radio spectrum allocated to these services. A multiple beam adaptive base-station antenna is proposed as a major system component in an attempt to solve this problem. This novel approach is demonstrated here by employing an antenna array to resolve the angular distribution of the mobile users as seen at the base-station site, and then using this information to direct beams towards the mobiles in both transmit and receive modes. The energy associated with each mobile is thus confined within the addressed volume, greatly reducing the amount of co-channel interference experienced from and by neighbouring co-channel cells. For a given performance criterion, this results in an increase in the spectral efficiency or capacity of the network
Translated title of the contributionMulti-beam adaptive base-station antennas for cellular land mobile radio systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 39th Vehicular Technology Conference, San Francisco
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages341 - 348
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - May 1989
Event39th Vehicular Technology Conference 1989 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 1 May 1989 → …


Conference39th Vehicular Technology Conference 1989
Abbreviated titleVTC 1989-Spring
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period1/05/89 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Organiser: IEEE
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank UK SERC and British Telecom Research Labs. for their financial support

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