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The effect of code-multiplexing on the high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) in a WCDMA network

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4 Author(s)
R. Kwan ; Nokia Res. Center, Espoo, Finland ; P. H. J. Chong ; E. Poutiainen ; M. Rinne

The high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) is currently an important research topic to enhance the downlink performance of a WCDMA network. It is a set of schemes built on top of the downlink shared channel (DSCH), resulting an extremely high bit rate for a single user in the downlink. When the channel condition is good, a high utilization of the code resource for a single user can be effectively achieved. However, when the channel condition is bad, a fraction of the code resource would be wasted because only a user can use a small fraction of the code resource. Thus, code multiplexing offers a solution to utilize the limited code resource more effectively. In this paper, the effect of code multiplexing on the HSDPA performance is studied in a dynamic simulator platform. It means that the code resource is shared among a few users. Multicode transmission is also considered in the study. Two, semi-static and dynamic code sharing, multiplexing cases are studied. The number, n, of the code multiplexing users is one of the study parameters. The simulation results show that code-multiplexing can increase the throughput in a WCDMA network by improving code utilization while also decreasing the transfer delay between the base station and the terminals.

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Wireless Communications and Networking, 2003. WCNC 2003. 2003 IEEE  (Volume:3 )

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20-20 March 2003