Frequency hopping CDMA for flexible third generation wireless networks

MP Fitton, AR Nix, MA Beach

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Frequency hopping spread spectrum (FH-SS) has found a number of applications in cellular systems, wireless local loop, and wireless local area networks. The suitability of slow frequency hopping code division multiple access (SFH-CDMA) is characterised, for application in third generation wireless communications. An FH architecture displays inherent frequency diversity, and consequently is resilient to the effects of intersymbol interference arising from significant time dispersion in the channel. Furthermore, interference diversity of FH-CDMA results in a robust air interface technique. It is demonstrated that FH-CDMA can support the medium rate service bearers required for UMTS and PCS, whilst providing high cellular capacity in the urban environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1504 - 1508
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997

Bibliographical note

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the British
Telecommunications Virtual Universities Research Initiative (BT VURI) for their financial support.

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Name of Conference: Global Telecommunications Conference, 1997
Venue of Conference: Phoenix, AZ


  • land mobile radio
  • third generation wireless networks
  • cellular radio


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