The performance and some of the implementation aspects of a practical mobile radio communications network employing direct-sequence code-division multiple access (DS-CDMA) are examined. The use of spread-spectrum techniques results in a wideband system, thus permitting the potential exploitation of multipath signal energy and permitting a means of reducing interference arising from other users of the spectrum. An analytical performance model is developed in order to assess the spectral efficiency of a DS-CDMA communications network. The computer model permits the performance evaluation of various path diversity schemes alongside numerous digital-modulation and error-correction coding techniques while operating in a mobile radio channel. In order to substantiate the results presented, novel power control and handoff protocols are also proposed in light of the assumptions made.
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Name of Conference: 41st Vehicular Technology Conference 1991 (VTC 1991-Spring)
Venue of Conference: St. Louis, MO