Capacity improvement with uplink/downlink power control in CDMA cellular systems

Jung Shyr Wu, Jen Kung Chung, Yu Chuan Yang

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Combining macrocell and microcell by a two-tier overlaying and underlaying structure for code-division multiple access (CDMA) systems is becoming a popular trend in the near future. However, the cochannel interference between microcell and macrocell in a two-tier structure is different from that in the homogeneous structure. This paper investigates the schemes to enhance the capacity of system. The power control schemes for both the uplink and downlink are also considered. We obtain performance measures, such as the blocking probability, C/I, capacity and service hole area, by means of computer simulation. The results show that the capacity of the macrocell and microcell can be significantly increased if appropriate power control schemes are adopted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-343
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the National Science Council, Republic of China, Part A: Physical Science and Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1998


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