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A WiMAX Payload for High Altitude Platform Experimental Trials


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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Correspondence to John Thornton.

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Thornton, J., White, A.D. & Tozer, T.C. A WiMAX Payload for High Altitude Platform Experimental Trials. J Wireless Com Network 2008, 498517 (2008).

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  • Information System
  • System Design
  • Communication System
  • High Altitude
  • System Application