Phase only transmit beamforming for spectrum sharing microwave systems
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
This paper deals with the problem of phase-only transmit beamforming in spectrum sharing microwave systems. In contrast to sub-6 GHz schemes, general microwave systems require a large number of antennas due to its huge path loss. As a consequence, digital beamforming needs a large number of computational resources compared to analog beamforming, which only needs a single radio-frequency chain, results the less computational demanding solution. Analog schemes are usually composed by a phase shifter network whose elements transmit at a certain fixed power so that the system designer shall compute the phase values for each element given a set of directions. This approach leads to non-convex quadratic problems where the traditional semidefinite relaxation fails to deliver satisfactory outcomes. In order to solve this, we propose a nonsmooth method that behaves well in several scenarios. Numerical evaluations in different spectrum sharing scenarios, which show the performance of our method, are provided.
CitationVázquez, M., Blanco, L., Perez, A., Lagunas, M. Phase only transmit beamforming for spectrum sharing microwave systems. A: International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas. "WSA 2016: 20th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas, March 9-11, 2016, Munich, Germany". Munich: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 135-141.