CDMA coverage, capacity and pole capacity

Venugopal V. Veeravalli, Andrew Sendonaris, Nikhil Jain

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The main contribution of this work is the explicit calculation of the qualitatively known tradeoff between coverage and capacity in CDMA systems. The analysis of the paper permits prediction of coverage for a projected capacity, for any given admission policy used to achieve that capacity. Furthermore, our approach allows us to arrive at a good approximation for pole capacity, defined to be the limit of the number of users a cell can support as the coverage shrinks to zero.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1450-1454
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 47th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: May 4 1997May 7 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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