Propagation aspects of frequency hopping spread spectrum

MP Fitton, AR Nix, MA Beach

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Frequency hopping spread spectrum (FH-SS) has found a number of applications in both CDMA and TDMA cellular systems, wireless local loop, and wireless local area networks. The effect of FH-SS on mobile channel characteristics is evaluated. Employing propagation studies, statistical analysis and simulation models, it is shown that the frequency-hopped channel displays improved characteristics when compared to the non-hopped case. The short term fading statistics are improved, which can be exploited to provide an overall increase in quality-of-service. The short term statistics of the frequency-hopped channel are derived, enabling prediction of the performance of an FH system.
Translated title of the contributionPropagation Aspects of Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th IEEE Personal and Indoor Mobile Radio Conference, Helsinki, Finland
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages640 - 644
ISBN (Print)0780338715
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1997
EventInternational Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Communications (1997) - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 1 Sept 1997 → …


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Communications (1997)
Abbreviated titlePIMRC
Period1/09/97 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for their financial support

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