DVB-S Signal Tracking Techniques for Mobile Phased Arrays


Blom, Koen C.H. and Burgwal, Marcel D. van de and Rovers, Kenneth C. and Kokkeler, André B.J. and Smit, Gerard J.M. (2010) DVB-S Signal Tracking Techniques for Mobile Phased Arrays. In: IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC 2010-Fall, 6-9 Sept. 2010, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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Abstract:Abstract—A system that uses adaptive beamforming techniques for mobile Digital Video Broadcasting Satellite (DVB-S) reception is proposed in this paper. The purpose is to enable DVB-S reception in moving vehicles. Phased arrays are able to electronically track the desired signal during dynamic behaviour of the vehicle the array is mounted on.
The proposed system uses blind beamforming to adapt the array steering vector to changing signal (conditions and) directions. Movement of the vehicle, the phased array is mounted on, leads to modulus and phase deviations at the beamformer output. An extended version of the Constant Modulus Algorithm (CMA) algorithm is used to adapt the steering vector weights to compensate for those deviations.
For simulation of the proposed system a model of vehicle dynamics is used to generate realistic antenna data. Simulation of the proposed system based on this antenna data shows appropriate corrections for modulus and phase deviations.
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Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECF.2010.5594146
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