Masters Theses


"Channel equalizers based on minimum mean square error (MMSE) and zero forcing (ZF) criteria have been formulated for a general scalable multiple input multiple output (MIMO) system and implemented for a 2x2 MIMO system with spatial multiplexing (SM) for Rayleigh channel associated with additive white Gaussian noise. A model to emulate transmitters and receivers on a spinning vehicle has been developed. A transceiver based on the BLAST architecture is developed in this work. A mathematical framework to explain the behavior of the ZF and MMSE equalizers is formulated. The performance of the equalizers has been validated for a case with one of the communication entities being a spinning aero-vehicle. Performance analysis with respect to variation of angular separation between the antennas and relative antenna gain for each case is presented. Based on the simulation results a setup with optimal design parameters for placement of antennas, choice of the equalizers and transmit power is proposed"--Abstract, page iii.


Kosbar, Kurt Louis

Committee Member(s)

Zawodniok, Maciej Jan, 1975-
Grant, Steven L.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2014


viii, 76 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 73-75).


© 2014 Aditya Kulkarni, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

MIMO systems
Radio -- Transmitter-receivers -- Design
Wireless communication systems -- Design

Thesis Number

T 10516

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