A decentralized collaborative receive beamforming technique for wireless sensor networks

Slim Zaidi, Keyvan Zarifi, Sofiene Affe, Ali Ghrayeb

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A collaborative receive beamforming technique is proposed that lends itself to a distributed implementation in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In the first time slot, the transmitter of interest along with several interfering terminals send their signals while in the second time slot K nodes multiply their received signals with properly selected beamforming weights and forward the resulting signals to the receiver. The beamforming weights are selected such that they depend only on the locally-available knowledge at the relaying nodes while aiming to maximize the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) at the receiver. The beampattern expression is obtained and its analytical properties are studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Spring - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 16 May 201019 May 2010


Other2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Spring
CountryTaiwan, Province of China



  • Beampattern
  • Collaborative beamforming
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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