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IEEE Personal Communications

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 1997

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  • 1997 Index IEEE Personal Communications Vol. 4

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):52 - 56
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  • Functional areas for advanced mobile satellite systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):34 - 40
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    In the third generation of mobile systems several satellite systems, each tailored to specific user requirements are expected to be integrated with the terrestrial cellular network. This article deals with the extension to satellite systems of the advanced networking concepts which are emerging in the third-generation framework. In particular, it focuses on the basic functional areas for mobile sa... View full abstract»

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  • Energy-constrained error control for wireless channels

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):27 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (70)  |  Patents (2)
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    When terminals powered by a finite battery source are used for wireless communications, energy constraints are likely to influence the choice of error control protocols. Therefore, we propose the average number of correctly transmitted packets during the lifetime of the battery as a new metric. In particular, we study the go-back-N retransmission protocol operating over a wireless channel using a ... View full abstract»

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  • Soft handoffs in CDMA mobile systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (123)  |  Patents (88)
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    This article presents an overview of soft handoff, an idea which is becoming quite important because of its use in the IS-95 code-division multiple access (CDMA) cellular phone standard. The benefits and disadvantages of using soft handoff over hard handoff are discussed, with most results drawn from the available literature. The two most well-known benefits are fade margin improvement and higher ... View full abstract»

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  • Capacity of present narrowband cellular systems: interference-limited or blocking-limited

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):42 - 51
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    There is a widespread notion within the North American cellular industry that present cellular systems are intrinsically interference-limited. This idea in part comes from a number of reported simulations which were based on the assumption that mobiles always connect to the nearest base station. We present analytical and simulation results for the case where mobiles are connected to the best base ... View full abstract»

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  • Handover arrangement for a PCS network

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):18 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (1)
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    A handover is required in wireless personal communications systems when a portable moves from one base station coverage area to another during the course of a conversation. In general, the handover should be completed while the portable is in the overlap region to be successful. This article considers several issues for handover management, handover detection, channel assignment, and radio link tr... View full abstract»

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