Measurement of Ultra Wideband Channel Sounding Using Vector Network Analyzer

Alshabo, Ahmed and Vial, Peter and Ros, Montserrat and Stirling, David and Sidik, MUHAMMAD ABU BAKAR (2015) Measurement of Ultra Wideband Channel Sounding Using Vector Network Analyzer. TELKOMNIKA, 13 (3). pp. 859-869. ISSN 1693-6930


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This paper analyzes the measurement of ultra wideband (UWB) noise channels in different indoor environments. All measurements are done using a vector network analyzer (VNA) which allows us to measure the noise channel transfer functions. We find that the noise power of the system is decreased by increasing the intermediate frequency (IF) bandwidth which leads to an increase in time taken to perform measurements of the channels. The environmental noise power been measured and find that it decreased when enclosed in a Faraday cage (steel shed), within an intense multipath measurement environment. Also, the Environmental noise decreases slightly by using the LPDA antenna compared to using the Teardrop and Horn antennas. Our results show that the Horn antenna is less suitable for UWB channel measurements compared to the LPDA directional antennas because of lower S11 (Return Loss) values. While for omnidirectional antennas, the Teardrop antenna is much more suitable than the monocone antennas for UWB measurements (due to lower S11 values) and decreases the Environmental noise power. As secondary application, we show how a frequency detection device can be used to re-adjust a maladjusted frequency selection on a remote controller for a garage door, in presence of environmental noise power.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1-9971 Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK1 Electrical engineering--Periodicals. Automatic control--Periodicals. Computer science--Periodicals. Information technology--Periodicals. Automatic control. Computer science. Electrical engineering. Information technology.
Divisions: 03-Faculty of Engineering > 20201-Electrical Engineering (S1)
Depositing User: Muhammad Abu Bakar Sidik
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2020 06:02
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 06:02

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