UMTS spatio-temporal propagation trial results

JL Webber, BH Allen, MA Beach, BPG Karlsson

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The demand for novel signal processing architectures in mobile communication systems has never been greater. This is driven by the increasing demand for multimedia services and the inevitable rollout of 3G cellular systems such as Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). Two techniques that are currently being considered to meet this demand are: multi-user detectors (MUDs) and smart antennas. In order to assess the performance of these techniques, the characteristics of the environments is of prime importance. This paper reports on a spatio-temporal measurement system that has been used to measure the multi-dimensional channel characteristics. The trials data can be used to assess the performance of MUDs and smart antennas for UMTS. The system has been used to characterise a number of representative environments, namely: urban, rural, indoor and outdoor-indoor. The channel data allows an appraisal of UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) wireless communications systems incorporating novel signal processing techniques. Thus, the relative merits of each can be determined
Translated title of the contributionUMTS Spatio-Temporal Propagation Trial Results
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE ICAP2001
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages497 - 501
ISBN (Print)0852967330
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001
Event11th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 2001 → …


Conference11th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period1/04/01 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

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

Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 480


  • Rician channels
  • UHF radio propagation
  • adaptive antenna arrays
  • cellular radio


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