A series of field trials has been conducted in which a 900 MHz cw signal was transmitted from a vehicle moving along a test route some 1. 3 km from a base station. The recorded envelopes of the signals received on two vertically-separated antennas at the base station have been used in a computer simulation of two-branch predetection diversity reception. Several different systems have been simulated and the computed results show that the theoretical diversity advantages can still be obtained for an envelope cross-correlation ( rho //e//n//v)of less than 0. 7 for all strategies except switching. For a 1. 3 km radius cell, a rho //e//n//v less than 0. 7 can be obtained using antennas with a vertical separation of about 12 lambda . It has been found that the cumulative distribution and level-crossing rates of the signal are substantially improved and the average fade duration is approximately halved.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
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