Uplink and downlink coverage improvements of 802.11g signals using a distributed antenna network

Michael J. Crisp, Sheng Li, Andy Watts, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White

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A distributed antenna network (DAN) is demonstrated to improve the coverage of in-building wireless services. A doubling in the number of locations with a high throughput is achieved. A detailed analysis of the performance improvement of a three-antenna DAN over a single-antenna system shows that 10-dB more power would be required from the single antenna to achieve a comparable performance. The effect of the additional delay spread generated by the DAN is also discussed, and the conditions under which it does not degrade performance are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3388-3395
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007


  • Distributed antenna system (DAS)
  • Radio over fiber (RoF)(DAS)
  • Wireless communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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