The impact of system bandwidth on a frequency hopped channel

MP Fitton, DJ Purle, MA Beach

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Studies of code division multiple access (CDMA) have shown that frequency hopping (FH) possesses many of the advantages claimed by direct sequence (DS) spread spectrum techniques. The paper investigates the propagation issues associated with a FH system. To maximise the effectiveness of coding and interleaving in the system requires uncorrelated fading between adjacent hop periods. The criteria which the paper explores therefore include the effects of varying hop frequency bin separation as compared with the coherence bandwidth of the channel. The paper considers the propagation characterisation of a narrowband FH signal, with measurements taken in the City of Bristol. These measurements are used to determine how the overall performance of a FH system is affected by certain critical system parameters, namely hop bin separation and hop rate
Translated title of the contributionThe Impact of System Bandwidth on a Frequency Hopped Channel
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages140 - 143
ISBN (Print)0852966377
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1995
Event9th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Apr 1995 → …


Conference9th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Period1/04/95 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: 9th IEE Int. Conf. on Antennas and Propagation, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 4-7th April
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the University of Bristol and the Centre for Communication Research for their financial support, and Prof. J.P. McGeehan for providing laboratory facilities and continued enthusiasm towards wireless communications. In addition, the authors gratefully acknowledge the invaluable assistance of Dr. N.M. Pothecary in obtaining the channel sounding data, and Dr. A.R. Nix in processing it

Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 407


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