This paper presents a performance evaluation of a WiMAX system (802.16-2004) employing directional antennas in highly mobile applications. A WiMAX physical layer simulator is used together with an appropriate mobile channel model to perform the analysis. Results show that mobile performance is significantly improved when directional antennas are utilised at the mobile end of the link. These antennas reduce the resulting Doppler spread, which in turn increases the channel's coherence time. In a time varying channel, irreducible errors occur as a result of an aging channel estimate. The structure of the channel estimation pilots has a strong impact on performance. Analysis reveals that results are relatively insensitive to the shape of the Power Doppler Profile, but strongly related to the value of the Doppler spread.
|Translated title of the contribution||WiMAX system performance in highly mobile scenarios with directional antennas|
|Title of host publication||IEEE 18th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2007 (PIMRC 2007) , Athens|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Pages||1 - 5|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2007|
|Event||18th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2007) - Athens, Greece|
Duration: 1 Sep 2007 → …
|Conference||18th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2007)|
|Period||1/09/07 → …|
Bibliographical noteConference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE 18th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2007 (PIMRC 2007)
Rose publication type: Conference contribution
Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation
Sponsorship: This work was partly funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI, UK), Technology Programme project VISUALISE.
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- directional antennas
- doppler power spectrum