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Performance evaluation of a high frequency ATM wireless access system using directional antennas

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th IEEE Personal and Indoor Mobile Radio Conference, Boston, MA, USA
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages733 - 737
ISBN (Print)0780348729
StatePublished - Sep 1998


Conference9th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communiations
Abbreviated titlePIMRC
CountryUnited States
Period1/09/98 → …


This paper presents the results of a series of evaluation trials undertaken in the scope of the ACTS project AWACS in order to investigate the feasibility of the use of directional antennas to support high bit rate transmissions using a single carrier unequalised modem. The relationship between the antenna directivity, propagation statistics and modem performance are reported here. The results illustrate the effectiveness of correctly aligned, high gain antennas in reducing the undesired effects of multipath propagation. Further, the transceiver trials indicate the need for balancing antenna directivity at both ends of the link.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The work presented in this paper was performed as part of the ACTS-AWACS project and partially funded by the European Commission. Terms of use: Copyright © 1998 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 1998. 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.


9th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communiations

Abbreviated TitlePIMRC
Duration1 Sep 1998 → …
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference





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