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Title: Cooperative transmitter-receiver arrayed communications
Author: Chen, Zhijie
ISNI:       0000 0004 2700 3316
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis is concerned with array processing for wireless communications. In particular, cooperation between the transmitter and receiver or between systems is exploited to further improve the system performance. Based on this idea, three technical chapters are presented in this thesis. Initially in Chapter 1, an introduction including array processing, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems and the background of cognitive radio is presented. In Chapter 2, a novel approach for estimating the direction-of-departure (DOD) is proposed using the cooperative beamforming. This proposed approach is featured by its simplicity (beam rotation at the transmitter) and effectiveness (illustrated in terms of channel capacity). Chapter 3 is concerned with integration of spatio-temporal (ST) processing into an antenna array transmitter, given a joint transmitter-receiver system with ST processing at the receiver but spatial-only processing at the transmitter. The transmit ST processing further improves the system performance in convergence, mean-square error (MSE) and bit error rate (BER). In Chapter 4, a basic system structure for radio coexistence problem is proposed based on the concept of MIMO cognitive radio. Cooperation between the licensed radio and the cognitive radio is exploited. Optimisation of the sum channel capacity is considered as the criterion and it is solved using a multivariable water-filling algorithm. Finally, Chapter 5 concludes this thesis and gives suggestions for future work.
Supervisor: Manikas, A. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral