A WiMAX Payload for High Altitude Platform Experimental Trials
© John Thornton et al. 2008
Received: 27 September 2007
Accepted: 6 May 2008
Published: 26 June 2008
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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