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Advanced Communication Techniques and Applications for High-Altitude Platforms

  1. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Z. Yang, A. Mohammed and T. Hult

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:348626

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    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:291450

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    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). ...

    Authors: Z. Peng and D. Grace

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:892512

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    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...

    Authors: Derek Gray, Mamoru Nagatsuka, Mikio Suzuki and Ryu Miura

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:897329

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    Natural disasters and terrorist acts have significant potential to disrupt emergency communication systems. These emergency communication networks include first-responder, cellular, landline, and emergency ans...

    Authors: Juan D Deaton

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:153469

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    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:427352

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    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...

    Authors: John Thornton, Andrew D White and Tim C. Tozer

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:498517

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    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:865393

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    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:596383

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    We investigate the possibility of multiple high altitude platform (HAP) coverage of a common cell area using a wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) system. In particular, we study the uplink system p...

    Authors: T Hult, D Grace and A Mohammed

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:182042

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    The aim of this paper is to present the results of a measurement campaign focused on the evaluation of penetration loss into buildings in an urban area as a function of the elevation angle. An empirical model ...

    Authors: Jaroslav Holis and Pavel Pechac

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:543290

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    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:734216

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    In a free-space optical communication system employing fiber-optic components, the phasefront distortions induced by atmospheric turbulence limit the efficiency with which the laser beam is coupled into a sing...

    Authors: Franz Fidler and Oswald Wallner

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2008 2008:864031

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