Performance analysis for W‐band antenna alignment using accurate mechanical beam steering

Alvaro Morales (Corresponding author), Sebastián Rodríguez, Omar Gallardo, Juan Jose Vegas Olmos, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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Abstract

This article presents a study of antenna alignment impact on bit error rate for a wireless link between two directive W‐band horn antennas where one of them is mechanically steered by a Stewart platform. Such a technique is applied to find the optimal alignment between transmitter and receiver with an accuracy of 1° both in azimuth and elevation angles. The maximum degree of misalignment which can be tolerated is also reported for different values of optical power in the generation of W‐band signals by photonic up‐conversion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1128
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Volume59
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • W-band transmission
  • antenna alignment
  • mechanical steering
  • photonic up-conversion

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