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carrier

n. in general, any person or business which transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship), almost always for a charge. The carrier is the transportation system and not the owner or operator of the system. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular business or a public utility of transportation) and a private carrier (a party not in the business, but agrees to make a delivery or carry a passenger in a specific instance). Regular transportation systems are regulated by states and by the Interstate Commerce Commission if they cross state lines. (See: common carrier, private carrier)

carrier

noun conveyor, dispatcher, express shipper, ferrier, shipper, steamship company, transferor, transport company
Associated concepts: air carriers, baggage, carrier by air, carrier engaged in interstate commerce, carrier for hire, carrier of goods, carrier of passengers, carrier's lien, common carriers, forwarding carriers, initial carriers, motor vehicle carrier, operrting carriers, private carriers, public carriers, railroad carriers
See also: bearer

carrier

see COMMON CARRIER, CARRIAGE BY ROAD.
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Figure 3 shows block diagram of a MIMO OFDM system with 2 transmit and 2 receive antennas according to which simulation is done.
The OFDM Forum is a market development association comprised of hardware manufacturers, software firms, telecommunications companies and other users interested in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology in wireless applications.
flash-OFDM can be likened to putting time-division multiple access on top of OFDM, yielding all the benefits of both technologies in terms of robustness under mobility and channel-delay spreads, interference averaging from other cells, and orthogonality inside the cell.
The emerging applications of optical OFDM, including single-mode fiber transmission, multimode fiber transmission, free space optical systems, and optical access networks are examined, with particular attention paid to passive optical networks, radio-over-fiber, WiMAX and UWB communications.
Divided into three main parts: Part I provides a detailed exposure of OFDM designed for employment in various applications Part II is another design alternative applicable in the context of OFDM systems where the channel quality fluctuations observed are averaged out with the aid of frequency-domain spreading codes, which leads to the concept of MC-CDMA.
Developments in Japan are also monitored and the future role of technologies such as intelligent antennas, OFDM, software defined radio, and mesh networking is assessed.
We decided to work with Wavesat to develop our WiBro/OFDMA technology because of their unique understanding and successful track record in OFDM technologies and WiMAX solutions as well as their leading involvement with the WiMAX Forum and IEEE Standards Body," said Dr.