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The U.K. LINK personal communications programme: downlink design for a DS-CDMA field trial system

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  • SC Swales
  • T Busby
  • JP McGeehan
Original languageEnglish
Pages7/1 - 7/6
StatePublished - Oct 1994


DS-CDMA is a candidate air interface for the next generation of mobile radio systems and as such has been the focus of a great deal of attention. There are many contentious issues relating to its performance and implementation and the worldwide debate continues over which access technique is the most suitable to take mobile radio into the 21st Century. In the paper, a DS-CDMA field trial system is described briefly, focusing in particular on the downlink design. The aim is to improve the general understanding of a DS-CDMA system and the problems facing system and network designers in its implementation

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Sponsorship: The authors gratefully acknowledge the fmancial support received from EPSRC. In addition, the authors would like to extend their thanks to the other members of the LINK CDMA consortium, especially to James Aldis at Bradford University for his inputs to the air interface design and Ross Witkinson at Bristol for his recent work on the RF sub-system design Name of Conference: Colloquium on Mobile Communications Towards the Year 2000 Venue of Conference: London, UK

Research areas

  • land mobile radio, demodulators, pseudonoise codes, code division multiple access

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