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Soft capacity analysis of TDMA systems with slow-frequency hopping and multiple-beam smart antennas

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2 Author(s)
Ahmed, M.H. ; Dept. of Syst. & Comput. Eng., Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; Mahmoud, S.A.

Smart antenna is considered as one of the most effective means for enhancing wireless system capacity. When fractional loading is accompanied with slow-frequency hopping (SFH), soft capacity can be realized in time-division multiple access (TDMA) wireless networks. Then, the interference reduction due to smart antennas, power control, and discontinuous transmission can be directly translated into capacity gain. This paper addresses the capacity gain due to multiple-beam (MB) smart antennas in TDMA wireless systems with soft capacity. The system capacity is determined analytically and by simulation. MB smart antennas with practical antenna pattern are used in this study. Perfect power control and discontinuous transmission are assumed in the simulation and the theoretical analysis. A novel call admission control algorithm is proposed to enhance the system capacity without degrading the signal quality. The TDMA system is assumed to be global system for mobile communications (GSM)-like, however, the analysis can be extended and applied to other TDMA systems

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Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:51 ,  Issue: 4 )