Accession Number:

ADA239095

Title:

Performance of Digital Communication Systems with Adaptive Arrays.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

INERTIA SWITCH LTD CAMBERLEY (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

231.0

Abstract:

This report examines the protection offered to digital communication systems by the LMS adaptive array. The performances of systems that use binary phase-shift-keyed BPSK, quadrature phase-shifted-keyed QPSK, binary differential phase-shift-keyed DPSK, and noncoherent frequency-shift-keyed FSK modulation are calculated when the desired signal is corrupted by continuous wave CW interference. The probability of a symbol error at the system output is used as the measure of system performance. It is shown that the LMS array provides a significant degree of interference protection to each of these systems. The most protection is offered when the desired and interfering signals are spatially well separated. It is also shown that the performance generally improves as the array input bandwidth is reduced however, for the modulation types listed above, the array input bandwidth must be several times larger than the data bandwidth if intersymbol interference is to be avoided.

Subject Categories:

  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE