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Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (1994)
Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Oct. 31, 1994 to Nov. 2, 1994
ISSN: 1058-6393
ISBN: 0-8186-6405-3
pp: 109-115
J.H. Winters , AT&T Bell Labs., Holmdel, NJ, USA
M.J. Gans , AT&T Bell Labs., Holmdel, NJ, USA
We compare the increase in range with multiple-antenna base stations using adaptive array combining to that of phased array combining. With adaptive arrays, the received signals at the antennas are combined to maximize signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio rather than only form a directed beam. Although more complex to implement, adaptive arrays have the advantage of higher diversity gain and antenna gain that is not limited by the scattering angle of the multipath at the mobile. We use computer simulation to illustrate these advantages for range increase in both narrowband and spread spectrum mobile radio systems. For example, our results show that for a 3/spl deg/ scattering angle (typical in urban areas) the range increase of a phased array with 100 elements can be achieved by an adaptive array with only 10 elements.<>
spread spectrum communication, adaptive antenna arrays, antenna phased arrays, diversity reception, land mobile radio, radiofrequency interference, electromagnetic wave scattering

J. Winters and M. Gans, "The range increase of adaptive versus phased arrays in mobile radio systems," Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers(ACSSC), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 1995, pp. 109-115.
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