Power Constrained Space-Time Processing for Suppression of Electromagnetic Fields

Published online: Apr 6, 2017 Full Text: PDF (1.31 MiB) DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v1i1.319
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Tommy Hult, Abbas Mohammed


Active suppression of noise and vibrations is a well established field of research with many applications in acoustic and mechanical industries. In this paper we investigate the possibility of applying these adaptive active control methods with the aim of lowering the electromagnetic power density at a specific volume in space using the superposition principle and space-time processing employing the full MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) antenna system setup. The application that we evaluated is a model of a mobile phone equipped with one ordinary transmitting antenna and two actuator-antennas which purpose is to cancel out the electromagnetic field at the human head while maintaining a predefined level of the overall output power of the system. This power control is achieved through the use of a quadratic constraint on the active control algorithm. Simulation results show the promise of using the adaptive control algorithms and MIMO system to attenuate the electromagnetic field power density.


electromagnetic fields, adaptive active control algorithms, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna systems, radio wave propagation, power constraints
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