Exploiting directional antennas for reduced-dimension space-time RAKE receiving

Peng Jin, Nathan A. Goodman, Kathleen L. Melde

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We propose to combine directional antennas in a conformal array configuration with a matching two-stage receiver architecture to improve performance of code-division multiple-access (CDMA) communication systems in time-varying channels. We propose a reduced-dimension space-time (ST) RAKE architecture that matches the ST correlation structure of the data received by a circular array. In time-varying channels, this reduced-dimension architecture outperforms the full-dimension architecture due to improved convergence of its adaptive processor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3880-3885
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2008


  • Multipath
  • Multiuser detection
  • RAKE receiver
  • Space-time beamforming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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