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Macrodiversity performance in the uplink of WCDMA with radio over fibre access network

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3 Author(s)
Khashjori, N. ; Dept. of Electron., Kent Univ., Canterbury, UK ; Al-Raweshidy, H.S. ; Bajwa, A.

In this paper, the performance of the uplink of a WCDMA radio over fibre (RoF) access network during macrodiversity mode is investigated. We propose a novel macrodiversity scheme in the uplink, based on maximum ratio combining (MRC) of the received symbols by different BS receivers of a WCDMA mobile cellular system with RoF. Our simulation results demonstrate that, for a given service, the coverage efficiency increased by 19%-23% (depending on the channel model and the mobile speed) in the case of MRC as compared to selection combining (SC).

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Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2002. The 13th IEEE International Symposium on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

15-18 Sept. 2002

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