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1. (WO2018104854) MIMO SYSTEM AND METHOD UTILIZING INTERFEROMETRIC PATTERN

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/104854    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/057643
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Dec 06 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04B 7/0413
H04B 7/06
Applicants: POYNTING ANTENNAS (PTY) LIMITED
Inventors: FOURIE, Andries, Petrus, Cronje
Title: MIMO SYSTEM AND METHOD UTILIZING INTERFEROMETRIC PATTERN
Abstract:
A communications system 10 comprises a source arrangement 12 of periodic waves. The source arrangement is configured to generate an interferometric wave pattern having a plurality of lobes 18.1 to 18.13. Each lobe has a main axis 20 diverging from an origin 22 at the source arrangement and a null 24 between any two adjacent lobes. At least one sensor arrangement 26 is provided for the waves. The sensor arrangement comprises a first sensor 28 and a second sensor 30 which are spaced from one another. A first signal source 40 is connected to the source arrangement 12 via a phase shift arrangement 41 to generate a first interferometric wave pattern 18 which illuminates the first sensor 28 more than the second sensor 30. A second signal source 42 is connected to the source arrangement via the phase shift arrangement to generate a second interferometric pattern 46 which is off-set from the first interferometric pattern and which illuminates the second sensor more than the first sensor.