Design and Performance of ATM Wireless Access Prototype

Hideaki MATSUE  Masahiro UMEHIRA  Takehiro MURASE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E83-B   No.8   pp.1731-1739
Publication Date: 2000/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications)
wireless,  access,  ATM,  multimedia,  AWA,  portable terminal,  

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The ATM Wireless Access (AWA) System allows portable terminals such as notebook PCs to provide up to 10Mbits/s to each user. AWA will be one of the last hops of the fiber system; it seamlessly provides wireless terminals with most of the services available in the fiber system. A prototype is developed to confirm system realization and the technical feasibility of the radio transmission rate of 80 Mbit/s, the highest yet reported in wireless access systems, by employing ATM technology to support multimedia communication with different communication quality requirements. The prototype uses TDMA as the multiple access method. This paper proposes the system concept and technical issues of the AWA system. The design and performance of the AWA prototype are clarified. It is confirmed that the target performance of the prototype can be achieved and technical issues are feasible.