Future Radio Systems
Thus, in order to optimise capacity (with due regard to deployment costs), knowledge of the propagation medium is required. A parametric analysis of network capacity as a function of planning uncertainties (i.e. incorrect assumptions regarding channel behaviour) for second generation systems was been undertaken as part of a PhD thesis (supported by BT Labs under the VURI on Mobility). In parallel with this activity, a number of channel measurement systems have been developed to support fundamental electromagnetic propagation research at the University of Birmingham with the group headed by Dr. Costas Constantinou. Field measurements taken by the Oxford/VURI team have also been used by VURI members at the University of Bristol in assessing UMTS microcellular performance.