Impulsive noise modelling and prediction of its impact on the performance of WLAN receiver

S.A. Bhatti, Q. Shan, I.A. Glover, R.C. Atkinson, I. Portugues, P.J. Moore, R. Rutherford

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As part of a larger project to assess the risk associated with the deployment of wireless equipment in electricity substations the BER performance of IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11a in the presence of impulsive noise has been investigated. Middleton class A noise model is used to simulate impulsive noise environment and Simulink is used to simulate the WLAN physical layer. The observed degradation
in performance is compared with that due to additive white Gaussian noise.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Event17th European Signal Processing Conference - Glasgow, Scotland
Duration: 24 Aug 200928 Aug 2009


Conference17th European Signal Processing Conference
CityGlasgow, Scotland


  • wireless equipment
  • electricity substations
  • impulsive noise
  • white Gaussian noise

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