Soft handoff algorithm with variable thresholds in CDMA cellular systems

Seon Ho Hwang, Seong Lyun Kim, Hyun Seo Oh, Chang Eon Kang, Jung Young Son

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Traffic nonuniformity degrades the performance of CDMA cellular systems. The authors present a new algorithm called the variable threshold soft handoff (VTSH) which reduces the performance degradation due to traffic nonuniformity in CDMA cellular systems. Unlike the conventional fixed handoff thresholds, the proposed algorithm allows the handoff thresholds (T_ADD and T_DROP) to vary dynamically according to the traffic density of each cell. This algorithm has been implemented by means of computer simulation and the results show that VTSH improves the overall CDMA system performance in terms of outage probability. The VTSH algorithm can easily be applied to CDMA cellular systems without any modification̈.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1602-1603
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Sep 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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