Estimates of multicarrier CDMA system capacity

Tony Dean, Phil Fleming, Aleksandr Stolyar

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As CDMA systems reach capacity, infrastructure providers are extending them by offering multicarrier capability. The capacity of an n-carrier CDMA system should be at least n times the capacity of a single-carrier system. We estimate the additional capacity that can be achieved by using carrier assignment disciplines. We produce the estimates from the CDMA System Static Simulator by pre-processing the simulator inputs and post-processing its outputs. The estimates are of capacities of multicarrier systems using simple carrier assignment disciplines, and of wideband CDMA systems. The latter estimates constitute an upper bound on the capacity of a multicarrier system with any carrier assignment discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1615-1622
Number of pages8
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation


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