FREQUENCY MODULATED CONTINUOUS TECHNOLOGYFOR RADIO CHANNEL MEASUREMENTS IN THE 60 GHZ BAND

Stuart M. Feeney, Sana Salous

Abstract

The architecture of an UWB multi-band channel sounder is presented. The sounder architecture provides an FMCW source to enable measurements in the frequency range up to 1 GHz (which covers the TV white space / digital dividend), the 2.2 – 2.9 GHz band (ISM and LTE) and the 4.4 – 5.9 GHz band (ISM / WiLAN). Additional frequency converters support operation in the 16 GHz and 60 GHz bands. Here we have configured a 2 by 2 MIMO system in the 60 GHz band specifically targeting channel measurements to support the development of on-body networks and short range backhaul communication networks. Performance results in the 2.4 GHz ISM band demonstrate the resolution of the sounder.

References

  1. The 60 GHz sounder has been supported by an EPSRC grant within the PATRICIAN project. The ISM band application is currently being supported by the EU CREW Open Call 1 project.
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  5. Feeney, S. and Salous, S.; (2008); Implementation of a channel sounder for the 60 GHz band. URSI General Assembly; Chicago, 2008.
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Feeney S. and Salous S. (2012). FREQUENCY MODULATED CONTINUOUS TECHNOLOGYFOR RADIO CHANNEL MEASUREMENTS IN THE 60 GHZ BAND . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing - Volume 1: ICTRS, ISBN 978-989-8565-28-0, pages 87-93. DOI: 10.5220/0005414400870093


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ictrs12,
author={Stuart M. Feeney and Sana Salous},
title={FREQUENCY MODULATED CONTINUOUS TECHNOLOGYFOR RADIO CHANNEL MEASUREMENTS IN THE 60 GHZ BAND},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing - Volume 1: ICTRS,},
year={2012},
pages={87-93},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005414400870093},
isbn={978-989-8565-28-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing - Volume 1: ICTRS,
TI - FREQUENCY MODULATED CONTINUOUS TECHNOLOGYFOR RADIO CHANNEL MEASUREMENTS IN THE 60 GHZ BAND
SN - 978-989-8565-28-0
AU - Feeney S.
AU - Salous S.
PY - 2012
SP - 87
EP - 93
DO - 10.5220/0005414400870093