Multi-channel assignment schemes and handoff study in CDMA cellular systems

Jung Shyr Wu, Jen Kung Chung, Bor Jiunn Hwang

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The CDMA system promisingly provides more capacity than AMPS. However, providing multi-channels for a CDMA system is requisite for satisfying the demand of capacity. In this paper, three schemes of multi-channel assignment are proposed. Based on computer simulation, performance measures, e.g. blocking probabilities, the overall capacity, the capacity of each channel, and the number of re-accesses, are obtained. Since the same frequency channel may be assigned to two adjacent cells, the effect of soft handoff is also considered. Numerical results demonstrate that scheme 3 “i.e., the random re-selection scheme” performs the best of the proposed three schemes because it provides the highest system capacity while keeping the cost of accessing channels “i.e., in terms of number of channel accesses” to a minimum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2001


  • CDMA
  • Multi-channel assignment


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