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TSUNAMI (II) macrocellular field trial-system performance in the presence of deliberate interference

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE National Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages73 - 76
ISBN (Print)0852967136
StatePublished - Mar 1999
EventNational Conference on Antennas and Propagation - York, United Kingdom


ConferenceNational Conference on Antennas and Propagation
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/03/99 → …


The TSUNAMI (II) project has addressed 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 Almondsbury, Bristol 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 (SRB and TRB) in the presence of deliberate interference. 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 algorithm ability to track wanted to unwanted users influence the overall performance of the adaptive antenna base station (AA-BSS)

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The TSUNAMI (11) project is set-up under the EU ACTS research programme. The authors gratefully DGXIII. The TSUNAMI (11) consortium consists of Aalborg University (Denmark), Bosch (Germany), CASA (Spain) CNET (France), ERA Technology Ltd. (UK), Motorola (UK), Orange (UK), University of Bristol (UK), Universitat Polytbcnica De Catalunya (Spain) and Wireless Systems International Ltd. (UK). The authors would also like to thank Jim Marvill of BBJ (now working at Torracom, UK), Bob Butler of Bristol University, Rob Arnott of ERA (now working at Telecom-Modus) and Mike Newman of Orange for their help and support throughout the project

    Research areas

  • microcellular radio


National Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Duration1 Mar 1999 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference




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