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Transmission Timing in WCDMA terminals
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2003 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Transmission timing i WCDMA-terminaler (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Power control is one of the technologies used to utilize the radio resources as efficient as possible in WCDMA. The transmission power is adjusted to transmit with the lowest power level possible while the required received signal quality is maintained. Since there are large variation in channel quality over time, the power has to be adjusted to compensate for these variations. During moments of bad channel conditions a high transmission power has to be used which will to a greater extent interfere with other users in the system.

To solve this problem a concept called transmission timing was proposed. The basic idea is that the transmitter avoids data transmission during the short periods of bad channel conditions caused by fast fading. Higher bit rates can be used to compensate for this when the channel conditions are good.

In this thesis the performance of transmission timing applied to uplink data transmissions is evaluated. This is accomplished through a theoretical analysis as well as simulations of a cellular system using transmission timing. Lowered transmission power is achieved and thus lowered interference is induced. Simulations showed that the transmission power can be lowered by up to 1.6 dB compared to ordinary continuous transmission with equal average data rate. These results are however strongly dependent on the used radio environment. It is also showed that transmission timing provides increased system stability in case of rapid changes in the load situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2003. , 61 p.
LiTH-ISY-Ex, 3312
Keyword [en]
Reglerteknik, UMTS, WCDMA, Power control, Uplink data transmission
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1592OAI: diva2:18916
Available from: 2003-02-10 Created: 2003-02-10

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