Multiple wall-reflection effect in adaptive-array differential-phase reflectometry on QUEST

H. Idei, K. Mishra, M. K. Yamamoto, A. Fujisawa, Y. Nagashima, M. Hamasaki, Y. Hayashi, T. Onchi, K. Hanada, H. Zushi

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A phased array antenna and Software-Defined Radio (SDR) heterodyne-detection systems have been developed for adaptive array approaches in reflectometry on the QUEST. In the QUEST device considered as a large oversized cavity, standing wave (multiple wall-reflection) effect was significantly observed with distorted amplitude and phase evolution even if the adaptive array analyses were applied. The distorted fields were analyzed by Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) in wavenumber domain to treat separately the components with and without wall reflections. The differential phase evolution was properly obtained from the distorted field evolution by the FFT procedures. A frequency derivative method has been proposed to overcome the multiple-wall reflection effect, and SDR super-heterodyned components with small frequency difference for the derivative method were correctly obtained using the FFT analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC01014
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 13 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics


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