Simulating Soft Handover and Power Control for Enhanced UMTS
Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: PIMRC 2005
Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.