Inexpensive millimeter-wave communication channel using glow discharge detector and satellite dish antenna

Lidor Kahana, Daniel Rozban, Moshe Gihasi, Amir Abramovich, Yitzhak Yitzhaky, Natan Kopeika

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Abstract

A full proof of concept for low-cost millimeter wave (MMW) communication link is demonstrated in this study. The suggestedMMWchannel is based on a very inexpensive commercially available off-axis dish antenna usually used for TV satellites, two Arduino Uno micro controller boards, and glow discharge detectors (GDD). The GDD is a robust and inexpensive room-temperature plasma device which was found to be a sensitive MMW radiation detector. The Arduino micro controllers are used to encode a text message into serial bits and also decode it. Those serial bits were used to modulate the MMW radiation in On-Off keying. The detection of MMW radiation was performed using a simple and inexpensive GDD. The suggested MMW channel can be used as point to point backhaul wireless communication for the 5th generation of cellular communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-685
JournalElectronics (Switzerland)
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Millimeter wave (MMW) communication
  • Plasma detectors
  • Quasi-optical design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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