Deployment of adaptive antenna systems in microcells

G Tsoulos, MA Beach

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Adaptive antennas are now regarded by many within the wireless communications industry as a core system component in future generation mobile networks. In order to promote European research and development in this strategic area, the Commission of the European Community has funded through the RACE and the ACTS programs the TSUNAMI consortium in order to further research technological advances for the next millennium. The focus of the TSUNAMI project is the demonstration of the space division multiple access (SDMA) technique embedded within a wireless communications system. To achieve this goal, the consortium developed state-of-the-art component technologies, conducted numerous spatial propagation trials and performed extensive system simulations. The objectives of the ACTS TSUNAMI project are summarised as follows: to develop a theoretical figure of merit for the adaptive antennas in microcellular environments with TDMA systems; examine the parameters which affect the performance of the adaptive antennas; a comparison of the simulation results with results from the microcellular field trial campaign with the TSUNAMI II testbed; and standards recommendations
Translated title of the contributionDeployment of adaptive antenna systems in microcells
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages11/1 - 11/5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996
EventColloquium on Propagation Aspects of Future Mobile Systems - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Oct 1996 → …


ConferenceColloquium on Propagation Aspects of Future Mobile Systems
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/10/96 → …

Bibliographical note

Other page information: 11/1-11/5
Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEE Colloquium on propagation aspects of future mobile systems
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank the CEC for funding the microcellular optimisation activity within the ACTS TSUNAMI (AC020) project

Other identifier: IEE Digest No: 1996/220


  • cellular radio
  • adaptive antenna arrays
  • radiowave propagation

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