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High-rate packet transmission is realized for the downlink in cellular multirate code-division multiple-access systems using multicode concatenated signaling, combined with iterative detection and self-interference cancellation. Since an optimum packet transmission is to allocate the maximum allowable rate to the user with the best received signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR), a problem with fairness arises, in the sense that only a very small number of users receive at or near the maximum allowable rate, and the rest of the users do not receive at all. To overcome this, a new soft multimodal fairness control is proposed to adjust the latency (or waiting time) between two extreme values. Throughput is analyzed by deriving the probability distribution of the rate allocation, which is based on the maximum received SINR in a slot. For this, statistics on the SINRs are jointly characterized under three-sector cell structure because of their mutual correlation. Traffic variations are also taken into account to formulate the statistics under two algorithms for adaptive base station selection. It is shown that high-rate transmission can be achieved by a substantial reduction in in-cell interference, and the tradeoff between throughput and fairness can be met by the fairness control.
Date of Publication: Jan. 2004