Smart Antennas for Battlefield Multimedia Wireless Networks with Dual Use Applications
Final rept. 15 Aug 95-15 Aug 98
STANFORD UNIV PALO ALTO CA
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Work under this contract focused on algorithms for space time processing STP address the critical needs of the wireless battlefield network including high speed data, enhanced coverage and capacity, low power, and antijam capability. STP, also known as smart antennas, has application in battlefield multimedia distributed wireless networks and can readily be conformed to civilian mobile communications. Significant progress was made in the areas of space time channel modeling, space time receiver algorithms, and space time transmit algorithms. It was shown that smart antenna enabled systems are capable of improving performance in severe multipath environments, in the presence of co-channel interference, and with unknown or variable antenna geometry. Many of the proposed algorithms were ultimately demonstrated in a TDMA smart antenna testbed built at Stanford.
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