Waseem Hussain Sandhu; Muhammad Awais MEE10:05, pp. 64. ING/School of Engineering, 2010.
Now-a-days wireless networks such as cellular communication have deeply affected human lives and became an essential part of it. The demand to buy high capacity and better performance devices and cellular services has been rapidly increased. There are more than two hundred different countries and almost three billion users all over the world which are using cellular services provided by Global System for Mobile (GSM), Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS), Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX). In the past decade, one antenna is connected to only one communication radio device at the same time but currently this scenario has been completely changed. To increase the capacity of the channels and to improve the bit error performance between mobile station and service station, it is now possible to connect one antenna with more than one communication radio device at the same time. Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems are designed to obtain this requirement. In MIMO systems, antennas are combined in the form of small frames like coupling in cellular devices. Diversity means to obtain successful transmission and reception of radio signals with accordance to polarization and correlation. Due to diversity the capacity of the channels and bit error rate are improved, so diversity is one of the main and important properties of MIMO systems. This thesis is emphasized to study WiMAX systems by implementing multiple antenna techniques, by observing the bit error rate performance and data rate in WiMAX systems using two important and currently widely applied multiple access communication techniques. The research will also elaborate these techniques and explain the basic parameters, operations, mathematical calculations and different relevant observations. The simulation tool used in this research thesis is MATLAB which is also used to illustrate the results with figures and graphs.