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Performance enhancement of DS-CDMA microcellular networks with adaptive antennas

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication46th vehicular technology conference
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1086 - 1090
ISBN (Print)0780331575
StatePublished - Apr 1996
Event46th Vehicular Technology Conference 1996. 'Mobile Technology for the Human Race' - Atlanta, GA, United States


Conference46th Vehicular Technology Conference 1996. 'Mobile Technology for the Human Race'
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period1/04/96 → …


This paper considers the performance of a DS-CDMA system which employs adaptive antenna technology at the base station site of a microcell. By utilising the capability of ray-tracing to provide the complex channel impulse response, a new ray-based simulation methodology for an adaptive antenna in a DS-CDMA system is presented. Results for a typical microcellular environment highlight the behaviour of the adaptive antenna. Finally, with the help of a Monte-Carlo type DS-CDMA capacity analysis, the potential performance enhancement and the sensitivity of the system upon the misspointing of the main beam, are evaluated.

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    Research areas

  • adaptive antenna arrays, ray tracing


46th Vehicular Technology Conference 1996. 'Mobile Technology for the Human Race'

Duration1 Apr 1996 → …
CityAtlanta, GA
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference

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