Millimeter-Wave Vertically-Connected Wireless Link for Satellite Broadcasting in an Apartment Building

Ami KANAZAWA  Tomokazu ARISE  Hiroyo OGAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B    No.8    pp.2178-2181
Publication Date: 2004/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Recent Fundamental Technologies for Broadband Satellite Communications)
vertically-connected wireless link,  60 GHz,  BS signal transmission,  

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A vertically connected wireless link (VCWL) using the 60-GHz band has been proposed for reliable and economical transmission of various satellite media to individual building units. This paper describes a prototype of such a VCWL that employs a self-heterodyne scheme. The CNR performance of the prototype was evaluated in a real environment. The results showed that signals transmissions of the required quality could be delivered to the units of a five-story apartment. For the placement of multiple transmitters in close proximity, the prototype required 12 dB of CIR.