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Special issue on broadband mobile communications at very high speeds

Pingzhi Fan1*, Erdal Panayirci2, H Vincent Poor3 and P Takis Mathiopoulos45

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Mobile Communications, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031, China

2 Dept of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kadir Has University, Cibali Merkez Kampusu, Cibali, Istanbul, 34083, Turkey

3 School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, C-230 Engineering Quadrangle, Olden Street Princeton, NJ, 08544, USA

4 Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, I. Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou, Palaia Penteli, Athens, GR, 15236, Greece

5 Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Athens, 15784, Greece

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EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012, 2012:279  doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-279

Published: 31 August 2012

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Future mobile communication systems aim at providing very high-speed data transmission, even under very high mobility scenarios such as high speed wheel-track trains (up to 574.8 km/h test speed or 380 km/h commercial speed), maglev trains (up to 581 km/h test speed or 431 km/h commercial speed), airplanes (about 400-1000 km/h commercial speed), guided missiles (about 980–20,000 km/h) or spacecraft (at least 28,440 km/h to remain on an earth orbit, at least 40,320 km/h to leave earth). A related and particularly important commercial application is the strong worldwide increasing demand for broadband wireless communications in high speed railways to provide information and onboard entertainment services to passengers, train control, train dispatch, train sensor status transmission, video surveillance, etc.