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dc.contributor.authorLei, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:36:53Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:36:53Z
dc.date.issued2001-04-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05152001-135745en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32789
dc.description.abstractThe recent allocation and auctioning of the largest spectrum currently available has positioned Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) technology as a major contender in the race to provide broadband connectivity to customers. With the focus on solving the â Last Mileâ problem, LMDS provides a significant reduction in both the time it takes for system deployment as well as the cost of the implementation. However, as with all emerging technologies, the lack of standardization and the risks involved in being the pioneer of an emerging market have resulted in a slower commercialization of such systems. The issues mentioned above served as the catalyst for this paper, to examine the factors that affect deployment strategies for an LMDS system in a rural commercial environment. In order to provide a better understanding of this technology, a review on the background issues in the areas of terrain, coverage/capacity, and networking will be presented. By evaluating these criteria, a strategy that can be employed to facilitate the implementation of LMDS systems is generated. Finally, the application of these methodologies will be demonstrated on a case study performed for a commercial environment in the county of South Boston, Virginia. Through evaluating the possible designs and the feasibility of the business case, it was determined that a point-to-multipoint system will best match the needs of the proposed location.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartThesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectDeployment Strategyen_US
dc.subjectLMDSen_US
dc.subjectLocal Multipoint Distribution Servicesen_US
dc.titleFactors Affecting Deployment Strategies for an LMDS System in a Rural Commercial Environmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBostian, Charles W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPratt, Timothy J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSweeney, Dennis G.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05152001-135745/en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-05-15en_US
dc.date.rdate2002-05-21
dc.date.adate2001-05-21en_US


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