Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/577388
Title:
Space-Time Coding Solution to the Two-Antenna Interference Problem
Author:
Geoghegan, Mark; Boucher, Louis
Affiliation:
Quasonix; Bombadier Flight Test Center
Issue Date:
2014-10
Rights:
Copyright © held by the author; distribution rights International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
In order to provide reliable line-of-sight communications, test aircraft typically use two transmit antennas to create top and bottom hemispherical patterns that cover the full range of possible aircraft orientations. The two transmit signals are normally generated by a single transmitter with the power being split between the two antennas. Although this configuration is straightforward and easy to implement, problems can arise due to the two signals constructively and destructively interfering with each other. This can result in the composite antenna pattern having periodic nulls with a depth and geometric spacing dependent upon the amplitude and phase differences of the two transmitted signals. This problem is usually addressed by either unevenly splitting the transmit power between the two antennas, or by using two separate transmitters at different frequencies. Unfortunately, these methods have drawbacks that require either system performance or cost trade-offs. This paper discusses the use of Space-Time Coding to eliminate this antenna interaction by transmitting modified waveforms that simultaneously allow for both full power transmission and single-channel operation. This approach effectively restores the nominal antenna performance, thereby resulting in better overall coverage and less pattern-induced dropouts. Telemetry performance results from recent flight testing are presented to validate the benefits of this approach.
Keywords:
Space-Time Coding; Two-Antenna Problem; SOQPSK; Flight Testing
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleSpace-Time Coding Solution to the Two-Antenna Interference Problemen_US
dc.contributor.authorGeoghegan, Marken
dc.contributor.authorBoucher, Louisen
dc.contributor.departmentQuasonixen
dc.contributor.departmentBombadier Flight Test Centeren
dc.date.issued2014-10en
dc.rightsCopyright © held by the author; distribution rights International Foundation for Telemeteringen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractIn order to provide reliable line-of-sight communications, test aircraft typically use two transmit antennas to create top and bottom hemispherical patterns that cover the full range of possible aircraft orientations. The two transmit signals are normally generated by a single transmitter with the power being split between the two antennas. Although this configuration is straightforward and easy to implement, problems can arise due to the two signals constructively and destructively interfering with each other. This can result in the composite antenna pattern having periodic nulls with a depth and geometric spacing dependent upon the amplitude and phase differences of the two transmitted signals. This problem is usually addressed by either unevenly splitting the transmit power between the two antennas, or by using two separate transmitters at different frequencies. Unfortunately, these methods have drawbacks that require either system performance or cost trade-offs. This paper discusses the use of Space-Time Coding to eliminate this antenna interaction by transmitting modified waveforms that simultaneously allow for both full power transmission and single-channel operation. This approach effectively restores the nominal antenna performance, thereby resulting in better overall coverage and less pattern-induced dropouts. Telemetry performance results from recent flight testing are presented to validate the benefits of this approach.en
dc.subjectSpace-Time Codingen
dc.subjectTwo-Antenna Problemen
dc.subjectSOQPSKen
dc.subjectFlight Testingen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/577388en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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