Adjacent channel interference in 802.11a is harmful: Testbed validation of a simple quantification model

  title={Adjacent channel interference in 802.11a is harmful: Testbed validation of a simple quantification model},
  author={Vangelis Angelakis and Stefanos Papadakis and Vasilios A. Siris and Apostolos Traganitis},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
Wireless LAN radio interfaces based on the IEEE 802.11a standard have lately found widespread use in many wireless applications. A key reason for this was that although the predecessor, IEEE 802.11b/g, had a poor channelization scheme, which resulted in strangling adjacent channel interference (ACI), 802.11a was widely believed to be ACI-free due to a better channelization combined with OFDM transmission. We show that this is not the case. ACI does exist in 802.11a, and we can quantify its… 

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