Simulating soft handover and power control for enhanced UMTS
SourceIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC
2005 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2005
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In this paper we present a soft handover algorithm for wide band CDMA based E-UMTS networks and the associated power control algorithm. The handover and power control algorithms have been developed and implemented in the framework of a system level E-UMTS simulator developed under the IST SEACORN project. The paper provides a background on handover design techniques and explains the handover implementation. The soft handover algorithm has been modeled using the guidelines provided in the standards and the literature for W-CDMA intra-frequency handovers. The combination of established handover techniques with Enhanced UMTS is a novelty feature of this paper and provides a reference for further performance comparison. © 2005 IEEE.