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The impact of system bandwidth on a frequency hopped channel

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages140 - 143
ISBN (Print)0852966377
StatePublished - Apr 1995


Conference9th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Period1/04/95 → …


Studies of code division multiple access (CDMA) have shown that frequency hopping (FH) possesses many of the advantages claimed by direct sequence (DS) spread spectrum techniques. The paper investigates the propagation issues associated with a FH system. To maximise the effectiveness of coding and interleaving in the system requires uncorrelated fading between adjacent hop periods. The criteria which the paper explores therefore include the effects of varying hop frequency bin separation as compared with the coherence bandwidth of the channel. The paper considers the propagation characterisation of a narrowband FH signal, with measurements taken in the City of Bristol. These measurements are used to determine how the overall performance of a FH system is affected by certain critical system parameters, namely hop bin separation and hop rate

Additional information

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: 9th IEE Int. Conf. on Antennas and Propagation, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 4-7th April Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the University of Bristol and the Centre for Communication Research for their financial support, and Prof. J.P. McGeehan for providing laboratory facilities and continued enthusiasm towards wireless communications. In addition, the authors gratefully acknowledge the invaluable assistance of Dr. N.M. Pothecary in obtaining the channel sounding data, and Dr. A.R. Nix in processing it Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 407

Research areas

  • fading


9th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Duration1 Apr 1995 → …

Event: Conference

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