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Performance analysis of smart antenna systems for indoor wireless LANs

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages418 - 422
ISBN (Print)0852967497
StatePublished - May 2002
Event3rd International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies - London, United Kingdom


Conference3rd International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/05/02 → …


Given the potential market for wireless LAN (WLAN) technology, capacity within the available 2 and 5GHz frequency bands is likely to fall short of market demands. Multiple-sector antenna arrays are known to be able to provide capacity enhancement by means of interference reduction through spatial filtering. In this paper, the performance of an eight-element circular array acting as an access point in an indoor wireless LAN environment is analysed. Spatial-temporal channel data used within the analysis was obtained from physical measurements within numerous indoor environments using a state-of-the-art wideband vector channel sounder. Performance analysis of the array employing switched-sector and switched-beam architectures within Hiperlan/2 standard is appraised in terms of the averaged receive power and carrier-to-interference (C/I) ratios. The results demonstrate average improvements of up to 5 dB in the received power level through the use of the array. It is also shown that 22% of the time, two users per timeslot can be supported by the switch-sector system for a space division multiple access deployment scenario

Additional information

Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank Thales Antennas (formally Rascal Antenna Ltd) for supplying the antenna used for the analaysis presented in this paper. Also thanks are due to B.H. Allen for his support in this project, as well as Toshiba TREL for funding the measurements presented in this paper Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 489

    Research areas

  • UHF radio propagation, adaptive antenna arrays, channel capacity, indoor radio, microwave propagation, wireless LAN


3rd International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies

Duration1 May 2002 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference




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