WCDMA downlink capacity of cigar-shaped microcells using soft hand-over with SIR-based power control for over-ground train service

Ahmed, Bazil Taha and Calvo Ramón, Miguel (2008). WCDMA downlink capacity of cigar-shaped microcells using soft hand-over with SIR-based power control for over-ground train service. "Computer Communications", v. 31 (n. 1); pp. 88-94. ISSN 0140-3664. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2007.10.014.

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Title: WCDMA downlink capacity of cigar-shaped microcells using soft hand-over with SIR-based power control for over-ground train service
Author/s:
  • Ahmed, Bazil Taha
  • Calvo Ramón, Miguel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Computer Communications
Date: January 2008
ISSN: 0140-3664
Volume: 31
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: WCDMA; downlink capacity; shadowing; soft hand-over (SHO) margin
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this paper, the downlink sector capacity of a cigar-shaped microcells using wideband code-division multiple-access (WCDMA) with soft hand-over (SHO) mode is analyzed. The two-slope propagation loss with log-normal shadowing is used in the analysis where a model of eight cigar-shaped microcells is utilized to calculate the downlink sector capacity. The performance of the downlink is studied for different sector radii, standard deviations of the shadowing and propagation exponents. It is found that, for a sector range higher than 940 m, increasing the sector range will reduce the downlink sector capacity. Also it is found that increasing the value of the propagation parameters will reduce the downlink sector capacity. In many cases, the downlink sector capacity will be code limited since the theoretical downlink sector capacity is higher than the number of codes assigned to each sector. The high theoretical downlink sector capacity is due to the low value (0.06–0.1) of the WCDMA orthogonality factor of rural zone microcells.

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Item ID: 2449
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2449/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2449
DOI: 10.1016/j.comcom.2007.10.014
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/525440/description#description
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Mar 2010 08:47
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:08
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