Patent Number: 6,311,045

Title: Apparatus for signal isolation in a radio transmitter-receiver

Abstract: A radio communications transceiver which operates to transmit radio signals via a transmit antenna and receive radio signals via a receive antenna, wherein said transmit and receive antennas are disposed to provide at least a substantial amount of radio signal isolation therebetween. The radio communications transceiver further includes a cancellation device comprising a first coupler coupled to the transmit antenna and arranged to extract a sample of the transmit signal, a second coupler coupled to the receiver antenna and arranged to extract a sample of the received signal, a correlator fed on first and second inputs with the transmit and the received signal samples respectively, the correlator operating to generate an error signal representative of a correlation of the transmit and received radio signals, which error signal is fed to a modulator which operates to modulate the transmit signal sample, consequent upon the error signal. The modulated transmit signal is fed to the radio receiver via a further coupler, and serves to substantially cancel transmit signals received by the receiver antenna, the cancellation device operating in combination with the disposal of the transmit and receive antennas to effect a desired radio signal separation between the transmit and receive signals.

Inventors: Domokos; John (Hampshire, GB)

Assignee: Roke Manor Research Limited

International Classification: H04B 1/52 (20060101); H04B 1/12 (20060101); H04B 1/50 (20060101); H04B 001/48 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018