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Capacity and coverage enhancements of MIMO WLANs in realistic environments

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4297 - 4302
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications, 2006. ICC '06
StatePublished - Jun 2006
EventInternational Conference on Communications (ICC) - Istanbul, Turkey


Recently, there has been an explosion of growth in research on MIMO systems, but little has been published characterising performance in realistic environments. This paper quantifies the performance of MIMO WLANs in outdoor environments, and compares performance between spatial multiplexing and space time block coding processing approaches. Packet Error Rate (PER) and throughput performance results are presented under different channel conditions. A WLAN physical layer simulator employing MIMO techniques and a propagation modelling tool are combined in order to evaluate the coverage and throughput enhancements of WLANs for the 2x2 and 4x4 MIMO cases

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Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Name and Venue of Conference: International Conference on Communications (ICC), Istanbul, Turkey Rose publication type: Conference contribution Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank Ofcom for funding received under the UK Spectrum Efficiency Scheme Terms of use: Copyright © 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • multiplexing, space time block coding, Packet Error Rate (PER), WLANs, MIMO


International Conference on Communications (ICC)

Duration1 Jun 2006 → …

Event: Conference

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