EVALUATION OF SPECIFIC DIVERSITY COMBINERS USING SIGNALS RECEIVED BY VERTICALLY-SPACED BASE-STATION ANTENNAS.

F. Adachi, M. T. Feeney, J. D. Parsons

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)

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