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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

A WiMAX Payload for High Altitude Platform Experimental Trials

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082008:498517

  • Received: 27 September 2007
  • Accepted: 6 May 2008
  • Published:


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.


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

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Electronics, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK


© John Thornton et al. 2008

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