Simulating Soft Handover and Power Control for Enhanced UMTS

Konferenz: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
11.09.2005 - 14.09.2005 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: PIMRC 2005

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Vassiliou, V.; Antoniou, J.; Pitsillides, A.; Hadjipollas, G. (Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus)

In this paper we present a soft handover algorithm for wide band CDMA based E-UMTS networks and the associated power control algorithm. The handover and power control algorithms have been developed and implemented in the framework of a system level E-UMTS simulator developed under the IST SEACORN project. The paper provides a background on handover design techniques and explains the handover implementation. The soft handover algorithm has been modeled using the guidelines provided in the standards and the literature for W-CDMA intra-frequency handovers. The combination of established handover techniques with Enhanced UMTS is a novelty feature of this paper and provides a reference for further performance comparison.