Wideband Wireless Access Based on DS-CDMA

Fumiyuki ADACHI  Mamoru SAWAHASHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B   No.7   pp.1305-1316
Publication Date: 1998/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Third Generation Land Mobile Communication Systems)
DS-CDMA,  wideband wireless access,  mobile communications,  

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Wideband wireless access based on direct sequence code division multiple access, called coherent multi-rate W-CDMA in this paper, designed for next generation mobile communications systems is introduced. It employs inter-cell asynchronous operation with a fast cell search algorithm, orthogonal multi-spreading factor (SF) forward links, and pilot symbol assisted coherent reverse and forward links. Inter-cell asynchronous cell site operation facilitates the continuous deployment of the system from outdoors to indoors. An orthogonal multi-SF forward link allows flexible offering of different multi-rate services to users without losing orthogonality. Gains in the radio link capacity and coverage are obtained from the use of coherent Rake combining and fast transmit power control (TPC) in both forward and reverse links. Computer simulation and field experiment results of the coherent multi-rate W-CDMA radio link performance are presented. Also presented are interference cancellation and adaptive antenna array techniques that can significantly improve the link capacity and coverage.