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IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 12 • Dec. 1992

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  • Implementation of PCNs using DCS 1800

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):32 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (1)
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    The digital cellular system (1800 MHz) (DCS 1800), a standard for personal communication networks (PCNs) that has been developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institution (ETSI), is discussed. The GSM 900-MHz cellular standard, from which DCS 1800 is derived, is reviewed. GSM/DCS 1800 network interfaces and signaling, implementation of PCNs using DCS 1800, PCN cellular design, PCN t... View full abstract»

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  • Implications of mobile cellular CDMA

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):38 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (51)  |  Patents (3)
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    The results of four extensive field tests of code division multiple access (CDMA) cellular technology performed between November 1991 and September 1992 are presented. These tests include: validation system field tests conducted in San Diego, California, operating over five cell sites, comprising a total of eight sectors, and involving up to 70 mobile units, plus simulated other user and other bas... View full abstract»

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  • Cordless personal communications

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):42 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (8)
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    The role of digital cordless technology in the transition to personal communication systems (PCSs) is discussed. The evolution of the pan-European digital cordless standards-CT2 and DECT-and industry progress in equipment availability and service implementation are reviewed. The application of cordless access to the domestic market in the United Kingdom and European telepoint, wireless PABXs, and ... View full abstract»

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  • The Universal Mobile Telecommunication System

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):54 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (49)  |  Patents (12)
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    The concepts, requirements, and technologies of Europe's third generation mobile communication system-the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)-are discussed. The cellular architecture, radio resource, adaptive resource allocation and handover enabling techniques for realizing an effective UMTS access network are described. The modulation schemes, multiple access methods, and duplexing... View full abstract»

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  • A portable multimedia terminal

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):64 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (82)  |  Patents (24)
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    A personal communications system (PCS) that centers on integration of services to provide access to data and communications using a specialized, wireless multimedia terminal is described. The possible applications and support systems for such a terminal are outlined. Several of the major design issues behind portable multimedia terminals, including spectrally efficient picocellular networking, low... View full abstract»

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  • Microcells in personal communications systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):76 - 88
    Cited by:  Papers (66)  |  Patents (8)
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    Research projects involving fiber-connected microcell base units, measurements and models of propagation in urban microcells, and radio link performance in urban microcells are summarized. Developments in microcell system issues, such as channel assignments and handoff in microcells and architectures for combining microcells with traditional macrocells, are discussed. Research on both indoor radio... View full abstract»

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  • Modulation methods for PCNs

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):90 - 95
    Cited by:  Papers (22)  |  Patents (11)
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    The interference levels that may be expected for a range of conventional cellular and microcellular clusters used in personal communication networks (PCNs) and personal communication systems (PCSs) are discussed. Simulation results show that for conventional size cells, 32- and 64-level quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) schemes are preferred for bit error rates (BER) above 1*10/sup -2/, while ... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless network access for personal communications

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):96 - 115
    Cited by:  Papers (115)  |  Patents (17)
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    An explanation of the widely different technological approaches and technologies being proposed for different interpretations of wireless personal communications services (PCS) is presented. Different wireless communications applications and issues surrounding the applications are discussed. Descriptions of the compromises that have been made in developing specific technologies optimized to serve ... View full abstract»

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  • Network control for wireless communications

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):116 - 124
    Cited by:  Papers (40)  |  Patents (3)
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    Existing wireless network architectures and the increasing demand for cellular services are reviewed. Wireless network control tasks and the structure of a cellular packet switch (CPS) based on an optical fiber metropolitan area network (MAN) are described. Protocols for moving information through the MAN focusing on handoff, a crucial function of wireless networks, are discussed. The results of a... View full abstract»

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  • And the walls come tumblin' down network computing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):126 - 133
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    The conflict between MIS managers and end users is discussed. MIS wants to protect the company assets, which largely consist of data, and the end users want swift, efficient solutions to their business problems and have the PCs to do it. The history of MIS organizations and their current status are reviewed. Current client/server networking solutions and future developments leading to transparent ... View full abstract»

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