Frequency-domain digital calibration and beamforming with wideband antenna array

Xiaojing Huang*, Val Dyadyuk, Y. Jay Guo, Leigh Stokes, Joseph Pathikulangara

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This paper presents a joint channel and mutual coupling estimation technique for wideband antenna array to achieve high speed wireless communications in the millimetrewave frequency bands. The estimated channel frequency responses and mutual coupling matrix can be used to digitally calibrate a wideband antenna array in the frequency-domain, followed by digital beamforming. Experiments are carried out using a four-element receive array prototype in the E-band (71-76 GHz) to demonstrate the frequency-domain digital calibration and beamforming performance. The results show that both the mutual coupling and wideband effects are effectively mitigated by the proposed technique and a 11.5 dBi array gain is achieved which is very close to that of an ideal four-element antenna array.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424456383
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM - 2010 - Miami, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 201010 Dec 2010


Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM - 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • And beamforming
  • Antenna array
  • Calibration
  • Millimetre-wave (mm-wave)
  • Mutual coupling


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