Rodolfo Feick

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The temporal behavior of fixed wireless (FW) links is usually described in terms of fade depth distribution, level crossing rates and average fade duration. This knowledge is needed for the optimization of transceiver parameters such as modulation format, frame length, automatic gain control dynamics, etc. We present analytic and empirical results on the(More)
In the popular bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) the output of the channel encoder and the input of the modulator are separated by a bit-level interleaver. From the decoder’s point of view, the modulator, the transmission channel, and the demodulator (calculating bits’ reliability metrics) become a memoryless BICM channel with binary inputs and real(More)
We analyze the methodology and present the interpretation of results obtained in the measurement of the temporal Ricean K-factor and the time-autocovariance function of the received power for fixed narrowband wireless links in urban residential environments. Our main observation is that the timeautocovariance function (and thus both the temporalK-factor and(More)
The prediction of wall losses is a fundamental aspect in the planning of cellular systems. The broad variety of building materials and construction codes makes accurate attenuation prediction very difficult without the support of specific construction data or measurements. In this paper, the attenuation and equivalent electric parameters and of brick and(More)
In this letter we derive closed-form expressions for the probability density functions (PDFs) of the bits’ reliability metrics (L-values) in bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) transmission over fully-interleaved fading channels. The expressions are valid for the relevant case of quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) with Gray mapping when the metrics(More)
Hybrid ARQ with packet combining for high-order modulations (such as 16-QAM) may be significantly enhanced if the bits-to-symbols mappings are appropriately changed throughout the transmissions. In this paper, we analyze the relationship between such mapping rearrangement (or mapping diversity) and channel coding. We calculate the capacity of the popular(More)
Diversity techniques can be very effective against fading. For fixed wireless terminals, antenna diversity increases spatial coverage by reducing the likelihood of all antennas being at a faded location. At the same time, temporal fade depth is reduced, as time variations are normally uncorrelated for the antennas. The analysis of temporal fade in fixed(More)