Analysis of smart antenna outage in UTRA FDD networks

B Allen, MA Beach, Peter Karlsson

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The outage occurring from beamformer-based smart antennas is analysed for an antenna array deployed in an urban macro-cell environment. Spatio-temporal channel data obtained from a small, urban cell and from within the UTRA frequency allocation has enabled beamforming performance to be determined from the measured uplink and downlink frequency bands. The analysis shows a sub-optimum uplink beamformer performance is observed for 8% of occasions and a 25% downlink beamforming outage for an eight-element uniformly spaced linear array
Translated title of the contributionAnalysis of smart antenna outage in UTRA FDD networks
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2 - 3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Rose publication type: Journal article

Sponsorship: The authors gratefully acknowledge funding
support under HEFCE JREI'98 and Allgon Systems AB for the loan of the antenna array


  • adaptive antenna arrays
  • array signal processing
  • cellular radio
  • code division multiple

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