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Frequency hopping CDMA for flexible third generation wireless networks

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Original languageEnglish
Publication dateNov 1997
Pages1504 - 1508
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Abstract

Frequency hopping spread spectrum (FH-SS) has found a number of applications in cellular systems, wireless local loop, and wireless local area networks. The suitability of slow frequency hopping code division multiple access (SFH-CDMA) is characterised, for application in third generation wireless communications. An FH architecture displays inherent frequency diversity, and consequently is resilient to the effects of intersymbol interference arising from significant time dispersion in the channel. Furthermore, interference diversity of FH-CDMA results in a robust air interface technique. It is demonstrated that FH-CDMA can support the medium rate service bearers required for UMTS and PCS, whilst providing high cellular capacity in the urban environment.

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Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the British Telecommunications Virtual Universities Research Initiative (BT VURI) for their financial support. Terms of use: Copyright © 1997 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 1997. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it. Name of Conference: Global Telecommunications Conference, 1997 Venue of Conference: Phoenix, AZ

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  • land mobile radio, third generation wireless networks, cellular radio

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