Outage probability comparison of distributed antenna diversity and single site antenna diversity

F Tong, I A Glover, S R Pennock, P R Shepherd, N Whinnett, S Aftelak

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In highly built-up urban areas, where shadowing is a severe problem, distributed antenna diversity represents a more effective fade mitigation scheme than conventional single site antenna diversity. It integrates the advantage of both micro and macro antenna diversities. In this contribution, a hybrid model using Gaussian fast fading and ray tracing is used to obtain the unconditional outage probability and the performance of the distributed antenna and single site antenna structures are compared. For the distributed antenna a comparison between coherent combining diversity and selection diversity schemes has also been made.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventHigh Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Duration: 8 Sept 20039 Sept 2003


ConferenceHigh Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium
CityBelfast, Northern Ireland


  • single site antenna diversity
  • macroantenna diversity
  • diversity reception
  • fading
  • outage probability
  • antenna arrays
  • mobile communication
  • selection diversity scheme
  • fade mitigation scheme
  • ray tracing
  • probability
  • Gaussian fast fading
  • distributed antenna diversity
  • combining diversity scheme
  • microantenna diversity


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