Augmented Hammerstein model for the calibration of six-port based dual band wireless receivers
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

Two architectures of concurrent dual-band six-port-based receiver (SPR), which are modeled and calibrated using the augmented Hammerstein model (AHM) are proposed for the first time in this article. The receivers are based on six-port junctions with one or two local oscillators (LO). The proposed single step calibration algorithms achieve the recovery of the two in-phase (I1 and I2) and quadrature (Q1 and Q2) components of an RF signal with two frequency components (RF1 and RF2). Experimental validations have been performed to verify the performance of the proposed concurrent dual-band receivers and to test the efficiency of the AHM based calibration algorithms. As a performance metric, the Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) has been measured to compare the transmitted and recovered baseband signals and to evaluate the performance and efficiency of the proposed calibration algorithms for the two receiver topologies. The IQ data has been recovered with EVMs no higher than 2% for the two LOs based receiver excited with a QAM modulated dual-band RF signal. The single LO based receiver has been tested with a dual-band LTE signal and the recovered IQ data exhibited EVMs no higher than 4%.


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Nadia Chagtmi

Université de Tunis El Manar, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis

Noureddine Boulejfen

Research Center for Microelectronics and Nanotechnology

Weiwei Zhang

University of Calgary

Abul Hassan

University of Calgary

Christian Fager

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik, Mikrovågselektronik

Fadhel M. Ghannouchi

University of Calgary

International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering

1096-4290 (ISSN) 1099-047X (eISSN)

Vol. 29 2 e21535







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