Date: January 2006
Creator: Akl, Robert G. & Nguyen, Son
Description: This paper discusses capacity allocation in multi-cell UMTS networks. Abstract: An analytical model for calculating capacity in multi-cell UMTS networks is presented. Capacity is maximized for different spreading factors and for perfect and imperfect power control. An analytical model is presented for approximating the user distributions in multi-cell third generation WCDMA networks using 2-dimensional Gaussian distributions by determining the means and the standard deviations of the distribution for every cell. This allows for the calculation of the inter-cell interference and the reverse-link capacity of the network. The capacity was determined for signal-to-interference threshold from 5 dB to 10 dB and spreading factor values of 256, 64, 16, and 4.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering