I'm working on a beamforming network. Every node in the network is half-duplex and has a linear antenna array that is capable of digital beamforming. A receiving node can be capable of forming any number of beams as long as it is within its power constraint.
My question is: when transmit beamforming are we able to form multiple simultaneous beams? For example, suppose a transmitter wants to transmit a packet to receiver #1 and then receiver #2.
Would the transmitter operation go something like this?:
- Form a beam to receiver #1
- Form a beam to receiver #2
Or are we able to do the following?:
- Form beams to receiver #1 and #2