Title: Performance analysis of call outage in CDMA communication network for soft handoff

Authors: Amit Dixit, S.C. Sharma

Addresses: Quantum School of Technology, Mandawar (22 Km milestone) Roorkee-Dehradun Highway (NH 73), 247167 Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. ' Department of Paper Technology, Electrical and Instrumentation Section, IIT-Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Post Box No. 83, Saharanpur 247 001, UP, India

Abstract: The fall of Signal-to-Interference Ratio (SIR) in CDMA systems below a threshold is often termed as call outage for analysis of capacity. CDMA allows soft handoff, in which the signal strength of the mobile is detected and tracked by the searchers from more than one base station. In this paper, effect of margin of power by varying cell distance ratio and outage probability (Pout) by varying margin of power for soft handoff has been analysed using SWP software for the model reported in research paper (Lee, 1989). We have taken path loss exponent μ = 4 and standard deviation σ = 8 dB.

Keywords: outage probability; soft handoff; CDMA mobile cellular networks; QoS; quality of service; performance analysis; call outage; CDMA communication networks; mobile networks; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2008.024009

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2008 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.382 - 389

Published online: 23 Mar 2009 *

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