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Issue 4 • Date Nov. 1986

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

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  • Signals in mobile communications: A review

    Page(s): 133 - 145
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    The signals in mobile communications are reviewed both in terms of the physical scenario and as the basis of the transfer function of the mobile channel. The transfer function is arranged to demonstrate the inherent limitations (the irreducible bit error rate effect) resulting from using single port antennas, in both narrow- and wide-band systems. A new model for the average source scenario at the urban-based (vehicular) mobile is determined and an analogous model for the base station is formulated. The models are useful for deriving diversity antennas. View full abstract»

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  • 1.2 GHz band wave propagation measurements in concrete building for indoor radio communications

    Page(s): 146 - 152
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    For the design of indoor radio communication or a portable radio telephone system, 1.2 GHz band radio wave propagation characteristics are investigated in a concrete building. Penetration loss through a window, local median variations, and cumulative distributions of received signal levels in a room, reflection coefficient or equivalent dielectric constant and transmission loss of a wall/floor are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • A characterization of the frequency selective fading of the mobile radio channel

    Page(s): 153 - 161
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    An experiment has been designed to determine the frequency selective behavior of a mobile radio channel for a medium bandwidth (maximum of 128 kHz). The measurement technique uses a multitone approach. The transmitted signal consists of several tones (five) with fixed phase and amplitude relationships. Coherent demodulation and separation of each tone is performed at the receiving end. Quantification of the mobile radio channel is conveniently described by its frequency correlation function. Measurements for several types of environments (rural, suburban, urban) were taken and analyzed. The results characterize the amplitude and phase behaviors of a signal for each type of environment. Finally, the computations of the probability of error for a differential phase shift keying (DPSK) modulation scheme in the presence of frequency selective fading show the dominance of this factor as the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) increases. View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of GMSK with differential detection in land mobile radio channels

    Page(s): 162 - 167
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    The effect of intersymbol interference (ISI) of Gaussian filtered minimum shift keying (GMSK) on the probability of error of one bit differential detection is analyzed theoretically in fast Rayleigh fading characterizing land mobile radio channels. A closed-form expression is derived for the probability of error as a function of the fading rate, IF filter bandwidth, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and ISI. Numerical results are presented for cases of practical interest to researchers and designers of cellular land mobile radio systems. View full abstract»

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  • The effect of sample timing on bit error rate performance in a multipath fading channel

    Page(s): 168 - 174
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    Digital mobile radio often suffers from fatal effects caused by frequency-selective fading, resulting in severe bit error rate (BER) degradation. The feasibility of digital mobile radio largely depends on the multipath-distortion tolerant capability of modulation technique. The BER performance is compared among four digital modulation techniques in a frequency selective fading channel with large multipath delay spread. In particular, taking the timing fluctuation of eye patterns due to delay distortion of a fading channel into account, the effect of sample timing on BER is analyzed. The analyses have revealed that BER performance markedly depends on the choice of sample timing, and also an interesting fact that BPSK is outstanding in the multipath-distortion tolerance, if coupled with adaptive sampling, and its BER curves remain almost the same as that of frequency-flat fading as long as multipath delay difference is less than a bit interval. View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

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IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology covers land, airborne, and maritime mobile services, vehicular electrotechnology, equipment, and systems identified with the automotive industry.

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