Implementation of Antenna Switching Diversity and Its Improvements over Single-Input Single-Output System
Setya, Oktavius Felix
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This dissertation study the effectiveness of antenna switching diversity for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems such as in IEEE 802.11. One of the ways to exploit the multiple antenna configurations is to use antenna switching diversity. Antenna switching diversity is used in wireless systems to combat the effect of fading, as we can combine multiple independent copies of the same signal into a total signal with high quality. In this work, we implement and compare the performance of two systems, antenna switching diversity system and single-input single-output (SISO) system. We firstly study the performance of the antenna switching diversity system as we increases the number of antennas compared to the performance of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) or gain of the system. The performance of antenna switching diversity is studied on several difference configurations such as receive diversity where there are multiple receive antennas, and transmit diversity where the there are multiple transmit antennas. The study is performed on eight (8) antenna switching, on either the transmit or receive side. The implementation of antenna switching diversity system shows that there are definite improvement on signal-to-noise ratio (gain) value compared to single-input single-output system signal-to-noise ratio (gain).