Design of Millimeter Wave Active Array Antenna Module with Embedded System and Calibration of Software Defined Radio Platform

Juinn Horng Deng, Shou Kai Liu, Cun Jhe Liu, Chun Chih Hou, Chuan Yi Liu, Meng Lin Ku, Jian Yu Li, Joseph Der Son Deng

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Abstract

This paper studies millimeter wave (mmWave) active array antennas by integrating antenna array, Anokiwave MMIC hardware and firmware design, ARM MCU, peripheral circuit design, etc. After the active array module is manufactured, the measured beam pattern is highly consistent with the simulation results of the ideal array antenna. Next, we propose a low-cost ITRI M3-Force software-defined-radio (SDR) platform to adjust the gain/phase parameters of the active array module. The measurement results validate that the parameter values are also very close to the gain/phase parameter values of the expensive network analyzer. Moreover, we measure the beam field pattern through the anechoic chamber. Based on the measured beam patterns, the proposed SDR platform adjustment has lower null pattern performance. Overall, the result provides practical and valuable validation to the antenna array module with the adjustment of ARM MCU and SDR platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th IEEE VTS Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium, APWCS 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665401203
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021
Event17th IEEE VTS Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium, APWCS 2021 - Virtual, Osaka, Japan
Duration: 30 Aug 202131 Aug 2021

Publication series

Name17th IEEE VTS Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium, APWCS 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference17th IEEE VTS Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium, APWCS 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Osaka
Period30/08/2131/08/21

Keywords

  • ARM MCU
  • Anokiwave MMIC
  • ITRI M3-Force SDR
  • active array antenna
  • millimeter wave (mmWave)
  • network analyzer

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