Transmission Power Control Based on Predicted SIR for Downlink Common Channel Transmissions in CDMA Cellular Packet Communications

Kazuo MORI
Tomotaka NAGAOSA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B    No.1    pp.96-104
Publication Date: 2003/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Multiple Access and Signal Transmission Techniques for Future Mobile Communications)
CDMA,  transmission power control,  downlink,  packet communication,  common channel,  site diversity,  

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This paper investigates transmission power control for packet transmissions by using code division multiplexing (CDM) in the downlink common (shared) channel of CDMA cellular packet systems and proposes a transmission power control scheme to improve throughput performance and geographical fairness of communication services. In the proposed scheme, downlink transmission power is controlled based on the signal-to-interference ratio predicted at mobile stations. Throughput performance and transmission delay are evaluated under perfect power control conditions. Simulation results show that by using site diversity technique the proposed scheme improves the downlink throughput for light load conditions and geographical fairness for all offered channel loads under both non-fading and fading environments.