Smart Antenna Systems and Wireless LANs

  • Garret T. Okamoto
  • W. J. Nicholson

Part of the The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 474)

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About this book

Introduction

This book concerns two major topics, smart antenna systems and wireless local-area-networks (LANs). For smart antenna systems, it d- cusses the mechanics behind a smart antenna system, the setup of a smart antenna experimental testbed, and experimental and computer simulation results of various issues relating to smart antenna systems. For wireless LAN systems, it discusses the IEEE 802.11 worldwide wi- less LAN standard, the operation of a wireless LAN system, and some of the technical considerations that must be overcome by a wireless LAN system designer. These two topics are combined in the discussion of the Smart Wireless LAN (SWL) system, which was designed to achieve the benefits which smart antenna systems can provide for wireless LAN systems while still remaining compatible with the 802.11 wireless LAN standard. The design of SWL calls for the replacement of the conv- tional wireless LAN base station (which are called access points in the 802.11 documentation) with an SWL base station, while leaving the - dividual terminal operation as unchanged as possible.

Keywords

Distribution IEEE 80 IEEE 802.11 LAN Standard Wireless LAN communication computer network simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Garret T. Okamoto
    • 1
  • W. J. Nicholson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringSanta Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b119213
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-8335-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47323-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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