Sensitivity analysis of capacity enhancement with adaptive multibeam antennas for DCS1800

GV Tsoulos, MA Beach, SC Swales

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The authors present results for the likely capacity improvement when an adaptive multibeam antenna is used in conjunction with air interface parameters, as with the DCS1800 system. An analysis is made of the possible capacity enhancement while taking into account parameters such as power control, radio channel characteristics and different frequency reuse patterns. The results show that a substantial capacity improvement can be achieved with adaptive antennas, and also highlight the sensitivity of the capacity to operational parameters
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1745 - 1747
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996

Bibliographical note

Sponsorship: Aspects of this work were funded under the
ACTS AC020 TSUNAMI project, and the authors wish to thank all the partners in this project. In particular, special thanks are due to J. Kelliher of Orange PCS

Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)


  • digital radio
  • channel capacity
  • space division multiplexing
  • frequency allocation multi-access systems
  • adaptive antenna arrays
  • multibeam antennas
  • cellular radio


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