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Improving Coverage-Capacity Tradeoff and Power Consumption of TDMA-CDMA by Coverage-Dependent Timeslot Allocation

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2 Author(s)
Nasrabadi, H. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Sharif Univ. of Technol., Tehran ; Ashtiani, F.

Cellular CDMA systems have to trade user capacity to increase cell coverage. Moreover, coverage of CDMA is uplink-limited because uplink channels are not orthogonal and transmit powers of mobile stations are limited. In this paper, we propose a coverage-dependent dynamic channel allocation (DCA) method for TDMA-CDMA. In this method, different uplink timeslots have different level of coverage-capacity tradeoff, i.e., Non-homogeneous coverage-capacity tradeoff (NHCCT). This method reduces uplink power consumption and improves coverage-capacity tradeoff, compared to load balancing DCA method. Finally, we verify our approach by numerical analysis and simulation.

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Networking and Communications, 2008. WIMOB '08. IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing,

Date of Conference:

12-14 Oct. 2008