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Throughput and coverage analysis of a multi-element broadband fixed wireless access (BFWA) system in the presence of co-channel interference

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 64th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2006 (VTC-2006 Fall), Montreal
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1424400635
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Event64th Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Fall) - Montreal, Canada


Conference64th Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Fall)
Period1/09/06 → …


This paper uses a detailed site-specific channel model to analyze the impact of path loss and Co-Channel Interference (CCI) in a multi-basestation Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) network. The basestations are deployed in an urban setting and make use of sectorised multi-element arrays to suppress CCI from other cells/sectors. Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) is mounted at rooftop level on a number of surrounding buildings. Spatially correlated Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) channels are produced for each link using channel data generated from the ray-tracing model. The tool predicts MIMO correlation based on radiowave propagation and antenna array geometries. The paper considers the use of Uniform Linear Arrays (ULA) and Uniform Circular Arrays (UCA) with a number of different element spacings. The results provide a unique insight into the deployment of multi-element WiMAX networks in an urban setting.

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Name and Venue of Event: IEEE 64th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2006 (VTC-2006 Fall) Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE 64th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2006 (VTC-2006 Fall) Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work was funded by the British Office of Communications (Ofcom) and Toshiba Telecommunications Research Laboratory (TRL). Terms of use: Copyright © 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE 64th Vehicular Technology Conference, Fall 2006 (VTC Fall-2006). 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

  • WiMAX, CCI, MIMO, ray tracing


64th Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Fall)

Duration1 Sep 2006 → …

Event: Conference

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