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dc.contributor.advisorMcRory, John G.
dc.contributor.advisorSesay, Abu B.
dc.contributor.authorJacobsen, Scott
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:04:21Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:04:21Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationJacobsen, S. (2004). Application of simple adaptive beamforming antennas in indoor wireless networks (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/16576en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41631
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 88-91en
dc.description.abstractIndoor wireless computer networks based upon the Institute of Electrical and Elec­tronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 suite of standards are increasingly being deployed to enable mobile data services. As these networks evolve, the underlying technolo­gies enabling these networks will need to improve in order to meet ever-increasing demands on the networks' performance. Areas for improvement include range, data throughput, and interference mitigation. One way of improving the performance of 802.11 devices is through the use of adaptive antennas. These antennas are capable of dynamically adjusting their perfor­mance to suit particular wireless communication environments such that the highest possible signal fidelity is always maintained. One particularly appropriate adaptive antenna for 802.11 networks is the electronically steerable passive array radiator (ESPAR) antenna as it offers reasonable performance without prohibitive costs. This thesis evaluates the deployment of an ESPAR antenna in an 802.11 net­work. The ESPAR antenna is discussed along with relevant information on wireless communications and the 802.11 standards. An ESPAR antenna prototype has been fabricated and a test system created for evaluating the effect of an ESPAR antenna on 802.11 systems' bit error rate performance. Both the prototype and measurement system are presented along with results from measurements performed in a typical urban office. Conclusions are provided along with suggestions for future research in this area.en
dc.format.extentxiii, 100 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleApplication of simple adaptive beamforming antennas in indoor wireless networks
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/16576
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
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