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A WiMAX Payload for High Altitude Platform Experimental Trials

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082008:498517

DOI: 10.1155/2008/498517

Received: 27 September 2007

Accepted: 6 May 2008

Published: 26 June 2008

Abstract

The Swiss-based "StratXX" project during 2006-2007 has been developing a stratospheric lighter-than-air platform for deployment of telecommunications and environmental monitoring services. In support of a first round of experimental trials, a WiMAX communications subsystem, including platform payload and ground stations, has been developed. The communications system design and results of terrestrial pretrials are reported.

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Authors’ Affiliations

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Department of Electronics, University of York

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© John Thornton et al. 2008

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