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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Personal and Indoor Mobile Radio Conference 2008 (PIMRC), Cannes
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication dateSep 2008
Pages1 - 5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424426430
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StatePublished

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Conference19th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2008)
CountryFrance
CityCannes
Period1/09/08 → …

Abstract

Demand for broadband services continues to grow. Conventional high-speed broadband solutions are based on wired-access technologies, such as digital subscriber line (DSL). This type of solution is difficult to deploy in remote areas, and furthermore it lacks support for terminal mobility. Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) offers a flexible and cost-effective solution to these problems. The WiMAX standard has emerged to harmonize the wide variety of different BWA technologies. The most recent WiMAX standard (802.16e) supports broadband applications to mobile terminals and laptops. This paper analyses the performance of a mobile WiMAX system operating in an urban microcell. As an extension to the basic SISO mode, a number of 2x2 MIMO extensions are analysed. Simulated packet error rate and throughput results are presented for each link-speed. The paper highlights the trade-off between peak error-free throughput and robust operation at low SNR.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) for part-funding this work under the VISUALISE project. Mai Tran would also like to recognise the financial assistance provided by his Overseas Research Studentship. Terms of use: Copyright © 2008 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE PIMRC 2008. 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 pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

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Research areas

  • IEEE 802.16e, Mobile WiMAX, BWA, MIMO

Event

19th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2008)

Abbreviated TitlePIMRC
Duration1 Sep 2008 → …
CountryFrance
CityCannes

Event: Conference

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