Maximizing signal strength for OFDM inside buildings

Lawrey, Eric, and Kikkert, Cornelis Jan (2001) Maximizing signal strength for OFDM inside buildings. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 49 (11). pp. 2131-2136.

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Propagation inside buildings suffer from large shadowing and high multipath effects. This is a serious problem for wireless local area network (WLAN) systems. This paper shows that shadowing and path loss can be minimized by exploiting the multipath tolerance of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM). This can be achieved by using multiple transmission antennas spread over the area of a WLAN cell. These antennas act as repeaters, transmitting and receiving the same signal at the same time. This decreases the average path loss, but increases the multipath delay spread. Using OFDM allows the advantage of reduced path loss to be utilized without detrimental effects of inter-symbol interference caused by the increased delay spread. The reduced path loss allows an increased system capacity, quality of service, or a decrease in intercellular interference in a cellular WLAN.

Item ID: 13228
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1557-9670
Keywords: access point repeater; broad-band communications; indoor radio communication; multipath channels; orthogonal frequency-division multiplexi; wireless LAN
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 04:48
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