Parameter optimisation for soft handover in the third generation cellular environment

CM Simmonds, MA Beach

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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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 1995
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages144 - 148
ISBN (Print)0852966377
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1995

Bibliographical note

Sponsorship: 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


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