Ad Hoc Networks. 11th EAI International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2019, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 18–21, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

Design and Mobile Tracking Performance of a Retro-Directive Array (RDA) Antenna System

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-37262-0_19,
        author={Myunggi Kim and Taebum Gu and Heung-Gyoon Ryu},
        title={Design and Mobile Tracking Performance of a Retro-Directive Array (RDA) Antenna System},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. 11th EAI International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2019, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 18--21, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2020},
        month={1},
        keywords={Retro-directive array RDA Beam tracking},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-37262-0_19}
    }
    
  • Myunggi Kim
    Taebum Gu
    Heung-Gyoon Ryu
    Year: 2020
    Design and Mobile Tracking Performance of a Retro-Directive Array (RDA) Antenna System
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-37262-0_19
Myunggi Kim1,*, Taebum Gu1, Heung-Gyoon Ryu1
  • 1: Chungbuk National University
*Contact email: ecomm@cbu.ac.kr

Abstract

Beamforming is one of the most important technologies for wireless communication systems. A beamforming antenna system can control the radiation beam pattern and thus can reduce power consumption, compared with an omni-direction antenna system. In general, the digital beamforming technology requires a complex control system. However, a digital RDA (retro-directive array) antenna system has very small calculation load and its configuration is quite simple as it transmits to a receiving direction without prior information, and simply needs to estimate the phase from an incident. Thus, a RDA antenna system can reduce the system complexity and power consumption, and improve system performance. In this paper, we describe the structure of a digital RDA system and investigate the beam tracking performance of a digital RDA system. It is shown through simulation results that a digital RDA system can effectively improve the beam tracking performance when a target receiver is moving. The mean beam tracking error can reach 1.9° when the SNR is 10 dB and 0.6° when the SNR is 20 dB.