Bruce McNair

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In th is paper, we explore the feasibility of designing an outdoor cellular network based on the IEEE 802.11 standard, which was developed originally for wireless local -area networks. For channels typical in cellular networks, we study the radio link power budg et and, via simulation, the bit -error performance of three kinds of receiver: (1) the(More)
We explore the feasibility of designing an outdoor cellular network based on the IEEE 802.11 specification. Since the standard is intended for wireless local-area networks (WLAN), there are many technical challenges when applying the air interface to the outdoor environment. We study here how the 802.11 medium access control (MAC) protocol can be applied(More)
This paper explores the feasibility of designing an outdoor cellular network based on the IEEE 802.11 standard, which was developed originally for wireless localarea networks. Specifically, the performance of the 802.11 radio and multiple access control (MAC) protocol in outdoor environments is investigated. For channels typical in cellular networks, we(More)
This paper presents a novel, robust technique to estimate timing and frequency offset in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) system without the use of pilot signals. We first present an overview of an OFDM system for high-speed wireless data communications [1], including the particular parameters chosen for our design. We then describe some(More)
In this paper, we present the system design of an integrated receiver for the next generation high-speed mobile data communications based on OFDM. First an overview of the OFDM system suitable for mobile communications is described. The effects of non-ideal transmission conditions of the OFDM system including channel estimation errors, symbol timing offset,(More)
Secure wireless communications is a challenging problem due to the shared nature of the wireless medium. Most existing security mechanisms focus on traditional cryptographic schemes. In recent years, features of the multi-path channel (such as randomness and reciprocity), have driven researchers to exploit its potential to enhance the security of wireless(More)
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