Performance of power-controlled wideband terrestrial digital communication

Andrew J. Viterbi, Audrey M. Viterbi, Ephraim Zehavi

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Performance of a wideband multipath-fading terrestrial digital coded communication system is treated. The analysis has applications to a cellular system employing direct sequence spread spectrum CDMA with Μ-ary orthogonal modulation on the many-to-one reverse (user-to-base station) link. For these links, power control of each multiple access user by the cell base station is a critically important feature. This is implemented by measuring the power received at the base station for each user and sending a command to either raise or lower reverse link transmitted power by a fixed amount. Assuming perfect interleaving, the effect of the power-control accuracy on the system performance is assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoundations Of The Digital Wireless World, The
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Works Of A J Viterbi
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789814287517
ISBN (Print)9789814287500
StatePublished - 15 Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

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