Forward Link Capacity of Hierarchically Structured Cellular CDMA Systems with Isolated Microcells (Hotspots)

Seyed-Ali GHORASHI  Fatin SAID  A. Hamid AGHVAMI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.5   pp.1698-1701
Publication Date: 2003/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
Keyword: 
hierarchical cell structure,  forward link capacity,  macrocell/microcell,  DS-CDMA,  

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Summary: 
The forward link capacity plane of a hierarchically structured cellular CDMA system, in which a single frequency band is used for both macrocell and microcell layers, is obtained for isolated microcells (hotspots). The impact of each neighbour microcell and macrocell on the capacity plane, for a reference mobile station as the worst case, is also investigated. The results for the case of three microcells in each macrocell show that 69% of macrocell interference to microcell mobile stations comes from the closest macrocell. It is also found that 80% of macrocell interference to the reference macrocell mobile station comes from the central cell and the first cell tier around it.