A hardware implementation of a satellite mobile channel simulator

TitleA hardware implementation of a satellite mobile channel simulator
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsSalkintzis, A. K., and P. Takis Mathiopoulos
Conference NameVehicular Technology Conference Proceedings, 2000. VTC 2000-Spring Tokyo. 2000 IEEE 51st
Pagination622 -626 vol.1
Keywordschannel parameters, correlation methods, digital simulation, diversity reception, experimental testing, hardware implementation, microcomputer applications, mobile satellite communication, parallel processing, performance, personal communication networks, personal communications systems, personal computer, Rician channels, Rician fading signals, satellite mobile channel simulator, serial port, signals correlation, space diversity systems, telecommunication channels, telecommunication computing

This paper describes in detail the hardware implementation of the satellite mobile channel simulator, it demonstrates its performance, and it discusses the essential problems encountered and the approaches used to resolve these problems, e.g. the multi-rate and the parallel processing techniques applied. The paper also underlines how this simulator can be used in space diversity systems, e.g. it explains how two Rician fading signals can be generated and how the correlation of these two signals can be set. The simulator can be readily connected to the serial port of an ordinary personal computer and accept different channel parameters. According to the experimental testing so far of the simulator, a very satisfactory performance is reported


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