Accession Number : AD0776193

Title :   An Experimental, Spread Spectrum Adaptive Array.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ELECTROSCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Schwegman,C. W. ; Compton,R. T. , Jr

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : An experimental four-element adaptive array for use in a PN-coded (spread spectrum), biphase modulated communication system is described. A reference signal generation loop suitable for such signals is described and certain aspects of its design are discussed. The experimental performance of the array with this reference loop is illustrated. A method of code acquisition and tracking is also described. It is shown how this system can provide significant interference protection during code acquisition, a feature not possible with many conventional spread spectrum systems. Finally, some experiments involving frequency-hopped signals are also described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Antenna arrays, Adaptive systems, Spread spectrum, Communication and radio systems, Radio interference, Rejection, Signal processing

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE