Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

David B. Koch


This thesis is intended to provide information which can be used for further implementation of wireless local area networks on the University of Tennessee campus. By simulating the system of choice and then doing actual field measurements, data was obtained which will simplify future implementation by providing the system designer with information that will minimize the need for further research. The properties of differential quaternary phase shift keying (DQPSK) and direct sequence spread spectrum (DS/SS) modulation are examined as well as multipath interference which greatly effects the performance of an indoor RF system. The protocols used by the wireless LAN system are described as is the procedure used to take performance measurements. Contained within this thesis is an amalgamation of ten months of research, programming, and analysis.

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