Broadband access in complex environments: LTE on railway

Briso Rodriguez, Cesar and Fernández Fernández, Jean Raphael and Calle Sánchez, Jaime and Molina García, Mariano and Alonso Montes, José Ignacio and López, Carlos F. and Pérez Jiménez, Sergio and Rodríguez, Carlos and Hernández, Carlos and Moreno García-Loygorri, Juan and Rodríguez Piñeiro, José and García Naya, José Antonio and Castedo, Luis and Fernández Durán, Alfonso and Draskovic, Drasko (2014). Broadband access in complex environments: LTE on railway. "IEICE Transactions on Communications", v. E97-B (n. 8); pp. 1514-1527. ISSN 0916-8516.


Title: Broadband access in complex environments: LTE on railway
  • Briso Rodriguez, Cesar
  • Fernández Fernández, Jean Raphael
  • Calle Sánchez, Jaime
  • Molina García, Mariano
  • Alonso Montes, José Ignacio
  • López, Carlos F.
  • Pérez Jiménez, Sergio
  • Rodríguez, Carlos
  • Hernández, Carlos
  • Moreno García-Loygorri, Juan
  • Rodríguez Piñeiro, José
  • García Naya, José Antonio
  • Castedo, Luis
  • Fernández Durán, Alfonso
  • Draskovic, Drasko
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEICE Transactions on Communications
Date: 1 August 2014
ISSN: 0916-8516
Volume: E97-B
Freetext Keywords: LTE, railway, propagation, broadband, channel modeling
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Audiovisual y Comunicaciones [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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This paper assesses the main challenges associated with the propagation and channel modeling of broadband radio systems in a complex environment of high speed and metropolitan railways. These challenges comprise practical simulation, modeling interferences, radio planning, test trials and performance evaluation in different railway scenarios using Long Term Evolution (LTE) as test case. This approach requires several steps; the first is the use of a radio propagation simulator based on ray-tracing techniques to accurately predict propagation. Besides the radio propagation simulator, a complete test bed has been constructed to assess LTE performance, channel propagation conditions and interference with other systems in real-world environments by means of standard-compliant LTE transmissions. Such measurement results allowed us to evaluate the propagation and performance of broadband signals and to test the suitability of LTE radio technology for complex railway scenarios.

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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Aug 2014 16:56
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2014 17:58
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