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Performance of the TSUNAMI (II) macrocellular field trial system using a dynamic interference source

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVehicular Technology Conference IEEE 49th
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages963 - 967
ISBN (Print)0780355652
StatePublished - May 1999
Event49th Vehicular Technology Conference 1999 (VTC 1999-Spring) - Houston, United States


Conference49th Vehicular Technology Conference 1999 (VTC 1999-Spring)
CountryUnited States
Period1/05/99 → …


The TSUNAMI (II) project has been an investigation into the application of adaptive antenna technology for use in future generation mobile communications systems. The key aims of the project were to investigate the complexity versus increase in system capacity and coverage extension that can be achieved over the existing, non-adaptive networks. May 1998 saw the completion of an 8 month field trial, covering both macrocellular and microcellular trials. These investigations were performed at the Orange Testbed in Bristol, U.K., using a modified DCS-1800 base station. In this paper are presented a subset of the macrocellular field trial results, obtained using spatial and temporal reference beamforming (TRB and SRB) in the presence of a moving, deliberate interference source. The results presented show the comparative performance of several selected adaptive antenna algorithms used by the TSUNAMI (II) testbed. The results of these trials demonstrate how the interference source and chosen algorithm's ability to track wanted to unwanted users influences the overall performance of the adaptive antenna base station (AA-BSS).

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The TSUNAMI @) project, is set-up under the EU ACTS research programme. Terms of use: Copyright © 1999 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 1999. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • adaptive antenna arrays, cellular radio


49th Vehicular Technology Conference 1999 (VTC 1999-Spring)

Duration1 May 1999 → …
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference

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