Evaluation of Downlink Performance of a Multiple-Cell, Rake Receiver Assisted CDMA Mobile System

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In wireless Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) system, the use of power control is indispensable to combat near-far and fading problems. Signals transmitted over a multipath propagation channel which exhibits inter-path interference and fading. The receiver has to employ measures to mitigate these effects or it will incur severe performance degradation. A classic approach in CDMA communications is the rake receiver. In this paper, the downlink performance is estimated for a CDMA mobile system at the vertex of multiple adjacent cells. At the base station the received signal is coherently dispread and demodulated using a rake receiver. The effects of power control, error correction and rake receiver were also investigated on the assumption that the received signals undergo Rayleigh fading, lognormal shadowing, and frequency selective fading. The evaluation of performance measures of base to mobile link (downlink) of a multiple-cell CDMA mobile system is presented. This study demonstrates that significant performance improvements are achievable with combined use of power control, rake receiver and error correction scheme.

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A. BAMISAYE and M. KOLAWOLE, "Evaluation of Downlink Performance of a Multiple-Cell, Rake Receiver Assisted CDMA Mobile System," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2010, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2010.21001.

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