Laboratory assessment of WLAN performance degradation in the presence of impulsive noise

Q. Shan, I.A. Glover, P.J. Moore, I. Portugues, Robin J. Watson, R. Rutherford, R.C. Atkinson, Shahzad Ahmed Bhatti

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A laboratory test to assess the impact of impulsive noise on the performance of WLAN equipment is described. The test is put in the context of a larger programme of work to assess the performance ands reliability of wireless equipment subject to partial discharge noise in high voltage electricity supply substations. The character of partial discharge and WLAN technology are briefly reviewed. The laboratory test methodology is reported and some preliminary results are presented. A related forthcoming field-trial for tests of WLAN equipment in a 275/400 kV air-insulated substation is briefly described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, 2008. IWCMC '08.
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008


  • impulse noise
  • partial discharges
  • substations
  • telecommunication equipment testing
  • wireless LAN
  • WLAN equipment
  • WLAN performance degradation
  • high voltage electricity supply substations
  • impulsive noise
  • laboratory assessment
  • partial discharge noise
  • wireless equipment

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