Date: March 2005
Creator: Akl, Robert G.; Naraghi-Pour, Mort & Hegde, Manju V.
Description: In this paper, the authors investigate the performance of a multi-cell CDMA network by determining the maximum throughput that the network can archive for a given grade-of-service requirement, quality-of-service requirement, network topology and call arrival rate profile. The analysis is restricted to the reverse link and accounts for mobility of users between cell. A constrained nonlinear optimization problem is formulated that maximizes the network throughput subject to upper bounds on the blocking probabilities and a lower bound on the bit energy to interference ratio. The goal is to optimize the usage of network resources, provide consistent grade-of-service for all the cells in the network, and maintain a pre-specified quality-of-service. The solution to the optimization problem yields the maximum network throughput as well as the maximum number of calls that should be admitted in each cell for a given topology and call arrival rate profile. Our optimization algorithm yields significantly higher throughput compared with traditional call admission schemes.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering