Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Open Access Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MS)

Administrative Home Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor 1

Timothy Havens

Advisor 2

Timothy Schulz

Committee Member 1

Michael Roggemann

Abstract

The development of simultaneous transmit and receive capabilities is on the cutting-edge of research in phased array technology [1, 2, 3]. The large disparity in power between the transmitted and received signals in antenna systems has traditionally prevented operation in a simultaneous mode. However, simultaneous transmit and receive offers great opportunities for increased capabilities and performance in communications, radar, and electronic warfare applications [3]. This technology will be made feasible by realizing a high level of isolation between the transmitted and received signals through a variety of techniques. This work explores the feasibility of choosing non-standard array partitions that--when paired with the appropriate beamforming techniques--significantly reduce the self-interference between transmit and receive channels.

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