At present, Wireless Local Area Networks ( WLANs) supporting broadband multimedia communications are being developed and standardized in the 5 GHz band. Two such standards are HIPERLAN/2, defined by ETSI BRAN, and the IEEE 802.11a. This paper presents the throughput performances of the two standards based on link simulations with real and statistical channels. Physical layer performance results are presented, for real channel measurements and the impact of sectorised antennas at the access point is given for HIPERLAN/2.
Sponsorship: The financial support of the State Scholarship
Foundation, Greece, and the IST SATURN project is gratefully acknowledged.
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Name of Conference: 53rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 2001 (VTC Spring-2001)
Venue of Conference: Rhodes
- HIPERLAN/2, access protocols, land mobile radio, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE standards, wireless LAN