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Ultra wideband noise channel measurement using a vector network analyzer

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • In this paper, we analyze the measurement of ultra wideband (UWB) noise channels in different indoor environments. All measurements are done using a vector network analyzer (VNA) which allows us to measure the noise channel transfer functions. We find that the noise power of the system is decreased by increasing the intermediate frequency (IF) bandwidth which leads to an increase in time taken to perform measurements of the channels. Also, we measure the environmental noise power and find that it is slightly affected by fluorescent light sources inside the measurement environments. In addition, we find that the environmental noise is decreased when enclosed in a Faraday cage (steel shed), within an intense multipath measurement environment. As secondary application, we show how a frequency detection device can be used to readjust a maladjusted frequency selection on a remote controller for a garage door, in presence of environmental noise power.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Alshabo, A., Vial, P. J., Ros, M., Stirling, D., & Sidik, M. A. B. (2014). Ultra wideband noise channel measurement using a vector network analyzer. In International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics (EECSI) Vol. 1 (pp. 482-487). doi:10.11591/eecsi.1.379

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85044847054

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 482

End Page


  • 487

Volume


  • 1

Abstract


  • In this paper, we analyze the measurement of ultra wideband (UWB) noise channels in different indoor environments. All measurements are done using a vector network analyzer (VNA) which allows us to measure the noise channel transfer functions. We find that the noise power of the system is decreased by increasing the intermediate frequency (IF) bandwidth which leads to an increase in time taken to perform measurements of the channels. Also, we measure the environmental noise power and find that it is slightly affected by fluorescent light sources inside the measurement environments. In addition, we find that the environmental noise is decreased when enclosed in a Faraday cage (steel shed), within an intense multipath measurement environment. As secondary application, we show how a frequency detection device can be used to readjust a maladjusted frequency selection on a remote controller for a garage door, in presence of environmental noise power.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Alshabo, A., Vial, P. J., Ros, M., Stirling, D., & Sidik, M. A. B. (2014). Ultra wideband noise channel measurement using a vector network analyzer. In International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics (EECSI) Vol. 1 (pp. 482-487). doi:10.11591/eecsi.1.379

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85044847054

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 482

End Page


  • 487

Volume


  • 1