The design and performance of a high data rate modem that transmits asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) packets over indoor radio channels is discussed. A discrete Fourier transform (DFT)-based multicarrier modulation technique is used to mitigate intersymbol interface (ISI) caused by a multipath spread of up to 250 ns. A rate one-half channel code is used to combat fading. Computer simulation is performed to investigate the system performance for five different multipath intensity profiles. The system performance is compared using a differentially coherent scheme and a coherent scheme based on channel estimation. The effects of carrier frequency offset and some of the hardware nonlinearities are discussed. Using various channel codes, an signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 14-21 dB is required at an average bit error rate (BER) of 10 -5 to transmit a total of 155 Mb/s data over a bandwidth of 280 MHz.
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Chini, A. (Ahmad), El-Tanany, M, & Mahmoud, S.A. (1996). Transmission of high rate ATM packets over indoor radio channels. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 14(3), 469–475. doi:10.1109/49.490232