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Analysis of smart antenna outage in UTRA FDD networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2 - 3
JournalElectronics Letters
Journal issue1
StatePublished - Jan 2002


The outage occurring from beamformer-based smart antennas is analysed for an antenna array deployed in an urban macro-cell environment. Spatio-temporal channel data obtained from a small, urban cell and from within the UTRA frequency allocation has enabled beamforming performance to be determined from the measured uplink and downlink frequency bands. The analysis shows a sub-optimum uplink beamformer performance is observed for 8% of occasions and a 25% downlink beamforming outage for an eight-element uniformly spaced linear array

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Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Rose publication type: Journal article Sponsorship: The authors gratefully acknowledge funding support under HEFCE JREI'98 and Allgon Systems AB for the loan of the antenna array

    Research areas

  • adaptive antenna arrays, array signal processing, cellular radio, code division multiple




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