By Topic

Optimum power allocation for soft handoff algorithms over lognormal shadowing channels

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Hasna, M.O. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis, MN, USA ; Alouini, M.-S.

Soft handoff uses macroscopic diversity to improve the performance of wireless communication systems. In this context, this paper shows that the diversity link statistics can be exploited to optimally allocate the power available for the uplink of soft handoff schemes operating over correlated lognormal shadowing channels. The performance criterion used in optimizing the power allocation is the outage probability which is the probability that the link quality falls below an acceptable level. As an illustration of the mathematical formalism some numerical examples for particular cases of interests are plotted and discussed. These results show that the performance gain provided by these power optimized soft handoff systems increases as the diversity order and/or the correlation coefficient between diversity links increases.

Published in:

Communications, 2002. ICC 2002. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:5 )

Date of Conference:

2002