A Random Access Micro-Cellular System

Satoru KUBOTA  Kouichi MUTSUURA  Osamu AKIZUKI  Shinjirou OOSHITA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E80-A   No.7   pp.1241-1248
Publication Date: 1997/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Network)
random access,  micro-cellular,  capture effect,  hand off,  

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In a radio network, while deploying microcells enhances spectral efficiency, it increases handoff in number and puts restriction on mobility of a terminal. As a solution of this contradictory matter, we propose a random access micro-cellular system (RAMCS). In the system deployed microcells produce higher system capacity, and "handoff on a terminal" isn't required. Therefore flexible mobility is given to terminals, and a terminal becomes simple. The aspect of the air interface is as follows. On uplink, packets are transmitted by means of random access (e.g., slotted ALOHA) at the same channel in any cell. On downlink, packets are broadcast at the same carrier in any cell and they are picked out conforming to TDMA. In this paper, a model of RAMCS is proposed. In addition, characters of RAMCS (e.g., throughput, system capacity, and delay) are clarified comparing it with a primary cellular system, where a spectrum can be reused repeatedly in different cells.