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The impact of spreading bandwidth on DS-CDMA power control requirements

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  • MP Fitton
  • JGO Moss
  • MA Beach
  • CC Constantinou
  • T Widdowson
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1106 - 1110
ISBN (Print)0780343204
StatePublished - May 1998
Event48th Vehicular Technology Conference 1998 (VTC 1998-Spring) - Ottawa, Canada


Conference48th Vehicular Technology Conference 1998 (VTC 1998-Spring)
Period1/05/98 → …


Direct sequence code division multiple access (DS-CDMA) techniques have received a great deal of attention for current and future communication systems. One of the major considerations in implementing a DS-CDMA system is the necessity for accurate power control to ensure adequate quality-of-service and capacity. This paper investigates the power control errors that occur in a real microcellular environment for a variety of architectures. Furthermore, the mitigation of the effect of power control errors with varying spreading bandwidth is quantified.

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: 48th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors gratefully acknowledge the funding provided by British Telecommunications, as part of BT’s Virtual Universities Research Initiative (VURI) on Mobility. Terms of use: Copyright © 1998 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 1998. 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 By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.


48th Vehicular Technology Conference 1998 (VTC 1998-Spring)

Duration1 May 1998 → …

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