SIR Measurement with Data Channel Transmission Gap Using Multipath Interference Canceller for High-Speed Packet Transmission in W-CDMA Forward Link


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.7   pp.1546-1556
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)
DS-CDMA,  multipath interference,  packet transmission,  adaptive modulation,  SIR measurement,  

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This paper proposes a signal-to-interference power ratio (SIR) measurement method that employs the transmission gap of a data channel (TGDC) interval for precise link adaptation, in order to eliminate the influence of severe multipath interference (MPI) from a shared packet channel and to decrease further the instantaneous variations in interference components for high-speed packet transmission in the forward link using adaptive data modulation associated with the multipath interference canceller (MPIC). Computer simulation results elucidate that the required received signal energy per chip-to-background noise power spectrum density ratio (Ec/N0) based on the SIR measurement employing TGDC at the throughput of 4.2 Mbps is decreased by approximately 2.0 dB compared to the conventional method without TGDC using chip-based interference power measurement for the number of paths L = 1, and by approximately 1.5 dB compared to the conventional method using symbol-based interference power measurement for L = 2, respectively. Therefore, we show that the adaptive data modulation with the SIR measurement exploiting the TGDC interval achieves almost the maximum (i.e., almost ideal selection) throughput, without changing the SIR measurement method according to the propagation conditions such as the number of multipaths.