Describes an analysis of the trade-offs to be gained from a technique known as soft handover as applied to a wideband DS-CDMA system. This macroscopic diversity approach to handover is studied using channel information using a fast Fourier transform, dual sounder system. The channel impulse response data obtained from propagation trials is post-processed using both hard and soft handover algorithms and the results are presented along with the future work activities of the project
Bibliographical noteSponsorship: The authors would like to thank the following
individuals: M.P. Fitton, G.V. Tsoulos, K.J. Barker, for their help with the channel sounding measurements
Also to J.C.S. Cheung and AT&T for the construction of
the FFT sounder.
Thanks are due to the UK SERC and Orange for the
financial support of the project. Also to AT&T for their
continued support of this work.
Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 407
- cellular radio