Integrated Beamforming Arrays

  • Harish Krishnaswamy
  • Hossein Hashemi

The advantages of using millimeter waves for communication and radar systems have been known for many years. The major impediments for the wide deployment of commercial millimeter-wave systems have been high cost and poor performance. With the advancement in silicon based processing technologies and their unprecedented device performance, it is likely that the cost of such systems will be lowered in a manner similar to other wireless communication devices such as cell phones and wireless local area network cards. Antenna arrays are used to enhance the performance of wireless communication and radar systems under various names such as phased arrays, beam-forming arrays, spatial diversity and MIMO transceivers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harish Krishnaswamy
    • 1
  • Hossein Hashemi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles

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