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A testbed for evaluation of innovative turbo MIMO-OFDM architectures

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453 - 457
JournalIEE 5th European Personal Mobile Communications Conference, 2003
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Event5th European Personal Mobile Communications Conference - Strathclyde, United Kingdom


WLANs operating in the 5 GHz band have been standardized by the IEEE (North America), ETSI (Europe) and ARIB (Japan), and a harmonized physical layer is specified offering up to 54 Mbits/s using rate adaptive coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (COFDM). Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna architectures coupled with soft input soft output (SISO) iterative decoding algorithms represent a revolutionary approach to the design of WLANs. At present, these techniques are the subject of intense theoretic research. In this paper, the performance of a newly proposed iterative MIMO-OFDM architecture is explored using MIMO channel data captured in the 5 GHz band. Theoretically, this technology has the potential to significantly increase future WLAN data rates. However, little practical evaluation has been reported in the literature. To address this situation, this paper also describes the construction of a broadband 5 GHz MIMO-OFDM testbed. This advanced baseband/RF platform will be used in the future to evaluate innovative MIMO-OFDM WLAN architectures

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ISBN: 0852967535 Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Name and Venue of Conference: European Personal Mobile Communications Conference, Strathclyde, UK Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Union IST SATURN project and QmetiQ Ltd. Other identifier: Conf. Publ. No. 492

    Research areas

  • OFDM modulation, MIMO, adaptive modulation, iterative decoding, linear antenna arrays, turbo codes, wireless LAN


5th European Personal Mobile Communications Conference

Duration1 Apr 2003 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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