Downlink soft handover mechanism performance in WCDMA system

Mahamod Ismail, N. Aripin, N. Ahmad, M. Y. Ibrahim

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Abstract

An in depth study of the soft handover effects on the downlink direction of WCDMA network is carried out The link level study begins with the downlink interference analysis and power allocations for each downlink dedicated channels. Downlink soft handover gain is used in the system level simulation as a main parameter to evaluate the effects of cell selection and power control mechanisms on the downlink soft handover performance. Simulation result has shown that by using 2-way soft handover mechanism, the required dedicated transmission power can be reduced up to 3dB. Besides that, the cell selection scheme based on distance and Ec/I0 value gives better SHO gain (1.3dB) to the system with SHO overhead equals to 30%. Simulation also has shown that the system can benefit from the soft handover process at 20% to 30% of the SHO overhead. However, power control mechanism does not give significant impact to the SHO gain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
Volume2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventTENCON 2005 - 2005 IEEE Region 10 Conference - Melbourne
Duration: 21 Nov 200524 Nov 2005

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OtherTENCON 2005 - 2005 IEEE Region 10 Conference
CityMelbourne
Period21/11/0524/11/05

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Keywords

  • Downlink capacity
  • Soft handover
  • WCDMA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Ismail, M., Aripin, N., Ahmad, N., & Ibrahim, M. Y. (2007). Downlink soft handover mechanism performance in WCDMA system. In IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON (Vol. 2007). [4085251] https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.2005.301025

Downlink soft handover mechanism performance in WCDMA system. / Ismail, Mahamod; Aripin, N.; Ahmad, N.; Ibrahim, M. Y.

IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON. Vol. 2007 2007. 4085251.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ismail, M, Aripin, N, Ahmad, N & Ibrahim, MY 2007, Downlink soft handover mechanism performance in WCDMA system. in IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON. vol. 2007, 4085251, TENCON 2005 - 2005 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Melbourne, 21/11/05. https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.2005.301025
Ismail M, Aripin N, Ahmad N, Ibrahim MY. Downlink soft handover mechanism performance in WCDMA system. In IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON. Vol. 2007. 2007. 4085251 https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.2005.301025
Ismail, Mahamod ; Aripin, N. ; Ahmad, N. ; Ibrahim, M. Y. / Downlink soft handover mechanism performance in WCDMA system. IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON. Vol. 2007 2007.
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