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Diversity in short range digital systems

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE Colloquium on `University Research in Mobile Radio', London
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages4/1 - 4/6
Number of pages6
EditionDigest No.143
StatePublished - Nov 1990
EventColloquium on University Research in Mobile Radio - London, United Kingdom


ConferenceColloquium on University Research in Mobile Radio
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/11/90 → …


The authors investigate the relationship between the irreducible bit error rate, the data rate and the RMS delay spread for a binary digital FM system. The use of diversity, as a method to reduce the impact of multipath fading, is also described. In particular, the use of switched diversity has been explored via computer simulation. The results obtained from this simulation have shown that, for an error threshold of 0.1%, two branch diversity yields an approximate three fold increase in the maximum data rate. Further improvements are also possible when higher levels of diversity are used. These improvements indicate that for short range mobile communications diversity may be considered, up to a point, as an effective alternative to channel equalisation

Additional information

Conference Organiser: IEE Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank UK SERC and STC Technology Ltd. for financial support and the Centre for Communications Research for the provision of facilities

    Research areas

  • digital radio systems, diversity reception, fading


Colloquium on University Research in Mobile Radio

Duration1 Nov 1990 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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