Comparison of Hybrid ARQ Packet Combining Algorithm in High Speed Downlink Packet Access in a Multipath Fading Channel

Nobuhiko MIKI  Hiroyuki ATARASHI  Sadayuki ABETA  Mamoru SAWAHASHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.7   pp.1557-1568
Publication Date: 2002/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Networks)
hybrid ARQ,  adaptive modulation and coding,  multipath interference canceller,  high speed downlink packet access,  

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This paper presents a comparison of the throughput performance employing hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) with packet combining, such as Type-I with packet combining (simply Chase combining hereafter) and Type-II (Incremental redundancy hereafter), using turbo coding in a multipath fading channel in high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA). We apply a multipath interference canceller (MPIC) to remove the influence of severe multipath interference. Link level simulation results show that the maximum throughput using Incremental redundancy with 64QAM is improved by approximately 5-8% compared to that using Chase combining, and that the required average received signal energy of 12 code channels per chip-to-background noise spectrum density (Ec/N0) at the throughput of 4 Mbps with Incremental redundancy is decreased by approximately 1.0 dB rather than that with Chase combining when the vehicular speed is higher than approximately 30 km/h. Furthermore, we elucidate based on the system level simulation that although no improvement is obtained in a slow mobility environment such as the average vehicular speed of 3 km/h, the achieved throughput of Incremental redundancy is increased by approximately 5-6% and 13% for the average vehicular speed of 30 km/h and 120 km/h, respectively, compared to that with Chase combining.