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In wireless communication systems, the direct signal and the reflected signals form an interference pattern resulting in a received signal given by the sum of these components. They are distinguished by their Doppler shifts at the mobile. Since the parameters associated with these components are slowly varying, the fading coefficients can be accurately predicted far ahead. This novel approach to fading channel prediction is combined with transmitter signal optimization to mitigate the effects of "deep fades", which severely limit the performance of mobile radio systems. This capability will potentially help to reduce power requirements for wireless channels and improve the system performance.
Date of Publication: Sept. 1998