OPTIMUM DESIGN OF DISCRETE TRANSMIT PHASE ONLY BEAMFORMER


DEMİR Ö. T. , TUNCER T. E.

21st European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Marrakush, Fas, 9 - 13 Eylül 2013 identifier

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Marrakush
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Fas

Özet

Transmit beamformer design usually results suboptimum bearnformers in multicast scenario. In this paper, discrete phase only beamformer design is considered. The design problem is cast in such a form that the solution is always feasible and optimum beamformer can be found using the branch and cut algorithm. Beamformer phase terms and their interrelations are expressed with a set of cosine vectors which lead to linear set of constraint equations that can be solved with mixed integer linear prograrmning. It is shown that the proposed approach is very effective and the number of quantization bits can be increased to obtain results close to optimum continuous phase beamformers.