High Altitude Platforms (HAPs) are currently experiencing a great interest as potential solutions for the growing demand of wireless broadband applications, but their rapid motion and the characteristics of the stratospheric channel, which may cause strong attenuation, multipath fading and Doppler shift, can strongly impact their performances. The described scenario requires the use of beamforming techniques, able to provide medium to high gains in a mobile environment. Given these premises, this paper discusses the conjugation of OFDM techniques with smart antennas for HAP-based communications, stressing the need for integration of the different functional blocks of an OFDM receiver. In fact, in order to face a time varying scenario, adaptive techniques are needed, and only a careful joint design of time and frequency synchronization with beamforming algorithms can guarantee reliable communication. The detailed and integrated receiver design described in the paper is based on the OFDM version of the IEEE 802.16a transmission standard.
Beamforming and synchronization algorithms integration for OFDM HAP-based communications / BORIO D; CAMORIANO L; LO PRESTI L; MONDIN M.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WIRELESS INFORMATION NETWORKS. - ISSN 1068-9605. - STAMPA. - 13:1(2006), pp. 43-57.
|Titolo:||Beamforming and synchronization algorithms integration for OFDM HAP-based communications|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10776-005-0016-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|