—Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts in buildings are typically hollow metal pipes which can be used as waveguides to carry signals and provide the network access to offices. Knowledge of channel properties is crucial to designing such a communication system. This paper presents a propagation model for a straight HVAC duct terminated at… (More)
—Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts in buildings behave as multimode waveguides when excited at radio frequencies and thus, can be used to distribute radio signals. The channel properties of the ducts are different from the properties of a usual indoor propagation channel. In this paper, we describe physical mechanisms which affect the… (More)
This paper presents the time reversal adaptive interferer can-celler (TRAIC), a novel algorithm that uses time reversal techniques to cancel the presence of interferers. TRAIC is developed for broadband signals and a single emitting antenna. Experimental tests in the electromagnetic domain show the viability and the power of TRAIC.
In this paper, we present a simple path loss prediction model for link budget analysis in indoor wireless local area networks (LANs) that use heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) cylindrical ducts in 2.4-2.5 GHz frequency band. The model we propose predicts the average power loss between a transmitter-receiver pair in an HVAC duct network. This… (More)
In this paper we derive the generalized likelihood ratio test (GLRT) for time reversal detection. We consider a multi-static array configuration with two antenna arrays, one for transmitting and one for receiving. We examine the time reversal GLRT performance with experimental measurements in the electromagnetic domain in a highly cluttered laboratory… (More)
— In this paper, we present an innovative solution to the handover problem in multi-story buildings using HVAC ducts for wireless communications. The proposed solution is based on a new system architecture design of the indoor wireless networks that use the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts as a communication channel. Exploiting the… (More)
—This paper presents a novel technique for analyzing the mode content excited by antennas placed in multimode waveguides. The technique is based on measuring the frequency response between the two antennas coupled into a waveguide and using that information to extract the mode content generated by the transmitting antenna. The technique is applicable to… (More)
—In this paper, we report theoretical and experimental channel-capacity estimates of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts based on multicarrier transmission that uses-ary quadrature amplitude modulation and measured channel responses at the 2.4-GHz industrial, scientific, and medical band. It is shown theoretically that data rates in… (More)