This paper studies the number of voice users supported on the uplink (user capacity) of a single-macrocell single-microcell CDMA system. A "hotspot" microcell is embedded within a larger macrocell and operates over the same bandwidth as the larger cell. Analytic methods are presented for computing user capacity which account for propagation loss, multiple-access interference, power-control, and random locations of users terminals, as well as two distinct methods by which users select base stations (tiers). Along with the exact user capacity, a technique for making reliable approximations is also presented. Simulation results verify both the exact and approximate analytical methods. This simulation is also employed to study capacity gains of a third, more optimal, tier-selection scheme. The results point to differences in capacity performance based on the tier-selection method as well as on the traffic density within the hotspot region.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics