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Handoff requirements for a third generation DS-CDMA air interface

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  • SC Swales
  • JCS Cheung
  • CM Simmonds
  • MA Beach
  • JP McGeehan
Original languageEnglish
Pages8/1 - 8/4
StatePublished - Jun 1993


Code division multiple access is now regarded by many as the most viable air interface for future third generation mobile radio systems. The mixed cell architecture required to support these systems imposes a number of problems for network planners, and not least is the support of mobility. Handoff is an essential feature of this, as well as being fundamental to the successful operation of any direct sequence (DS) CDMA system. The paper addresses handoff aspects of a DS-CDMA air interface, focusing in particular on the requirements for third generation systems

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Sponsorship: The authors would like to express their thanks to a number of sources who have supported different aspects of this work: U.K. SERC, Hutchison-Microtel and the Commission of the European Communities under the RACE PLATON Project (RACE II 2007) Name of Conference: Colloquium on Mobility in Support of Personal Communications Venue of Conference: London

    Research areas

  • spread spectrum communication, third generation mobile radio systems, code division multiple access, cellular radio

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