Fast open-loop synchronization for cooperative distributed beamforming

Ning Xie, Xu Bao, Athina Petropulu, Hui Wang

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Abstract

This paper considers the problem of multiple distributed nodes in a wireless network wishing to join forces and cooperatively beamform data to a destination. Since the nodes are not physically connected and have independent oscillators, there are carrier frequency and phase errors that degrade the beamforming performance. This paper proposes a novel open-loop synchronization protocol, which exploits the broadcast nature of the wireless channel to achieve synchronization much faster than prior methods, with the difference increasing as the number of nodes increases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3441-3446
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479913534
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2013Dec 13 2013

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Other

Other2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period12/9/1312/13/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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