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Advanced Communication Techniques and Applications for High-Altitude Platforms

  1. Research Article

    Performance Evaluation of WiMAX Broadband from High Altitude Platform Cellular System and Terrestrial Coexistence Capability

    The performance obtained from providing worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX) from high altitude platforms (HAPs) with multiple antenna payloads is investigated, and the coexistence capabilit...

    Z. Yang, A. Mohammed and T. Hult

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:348626

    Published on: 25 September 2008

  2. Research Article

    Downlink Coexistence Performance Assessment and Techniques for WiMAX Services from High Altitude Platform and Terrestrial Deployments

    We investigate the performance and coexistence techniques for worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX) delivered from high altitude platforms (HAPs) and terrestrial systems in shared 3.5 GHz fre...

    Z. Yang, A. Mohammed, T. Hult and D. Grace

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:291450

    Published on: 21 September 2008

  3. Research Article

    Coexistence Performance of High-Altitude Platform and Terrestrial Systems Using Gigabit Communication Links to Serve Specialist Users

    This paper presents three feasible methods to serve specialist users within a service area of up to 150 km diameter by using spot-beam gigabit wireless communication links from high-altitude platforms (HAPs). ...

    Z. Peng and D. Grace

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:892512

    Published on: 19 August 2008

  4. Research Article

    Posthumous Numerical Study of DTV Broadcast Antenna Integration with Prototype Stratospheric Airship Gondola

    As a follow-on to the 2002 digital television (DTV) broadcast demonstration from a solar-powered stratospheric flying wing, a prototype stratospheric airship was used for a more realistic DTV broadcast demonst...

    Derek Gray, Mamoru Nagatsuka, Mikio Suzuki and Ryu Miura

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:897329

    Published on: 11 August 2008

  5. Research Article

    Building Entry Loss and Delay Spread Measurements on a Simulated HAP-to-Indoor Link at S-Band

    Results from a measurement campaign emulating the high altitude platform (HAP)-to-indoor communication channel at S-band are presented in this paper. A link was established between a transmitter carried by a h...

    F. Perez-Fontan, V. Hovinen, M. Schönhuber, R. Prieto-Cerdeira, J.A. Delgado-Penín, F. Teschl, J. Kyröläinen and P. Valtr

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:427352

    Published on: 6 July 2008

  6. Research Article

    A WiMAX Payload for High Altitude Platform Experimental Trials

    The Swiss-based "StratXX" project during 2006-2007 has been developing a stratospheric lighter-than-air platform for deployment of telecommunications and environmental monitoring services. In support of a firs...

    John Thornton, Andrew D White and Tim C. Tozer

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:498517

    Published on: 26 June 2008

  7. Research Article

    An Evaluation of Interference Mitigation Schemes for HAPS Systems

    The International Telecommunication Union-Radiocommunication sector (ITU-R) has conducted frequency sharing studies between fixed services (FSs) using a high altitude platform station (HAPS) and fixed-satellit...

    Bon-Jun Ku, Do-Seob Ahn and Nam Kim

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:865393

    Published on: 3 June 2008

  8. Research Article

    Is HAPS Viable for the Next-Generation Telecommunication Platform in Korea?

    HAPS is a promising technology capable of providing broadband multimedia services as an alternative to the satellite communication system or terrestrial network. In this study, economic aspects of HAPS service...

    Jonghwa Kim, Deokjoo Lee, Jaekyoung Ahn, Do-Seob Ahn and Bon-Jun Ku

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:596383

    Published on: 28 May 2008

  9. Research Article

    A Study of Gas and Rain Propagation Effects at 48 GHz for HAP Scenarios

    The atmosphere and rainfall significantly limit the performance of millimeter wave links and this has to be taken into account, particularly, during planning of high altitude platform (HAP) networks. This pape...

    S. Zvanovec, P. Piksa, M. Mazanek and P. Pechac

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:734216

    Published on: 7 April 2008