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Band Based Power Control (BBPC) for MC-CDMA Radio Interface

Hamid, Asif, Hoshyar, Reza and Tafazolli, Rahim (2004) Band Based Power Control (BBPC) for MC-CDMA Radio Interface IEEE 60th Vehicular Technology Conference, Volume. pp. 404-408. ISSN 1090-3038

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Abstract

This paper highlights, limitations of ECPC (Each Carrier Power Control) concept [1] - originally proposed for OFDM-DS-CDMA - when extended to MC-CDMA (Multi- Carrier Code Division Multiple Access) systems. First, its impractical signaling overhead of 80% secondly; its inability to be used as an uplink power control mechanism. Then we propose BBPC (Band Based Power Control) as a practical alternative to ECPC for MC-CDMA systems. Unlike, ECPC that controls power on each carrier basis, BBPC assigns same power level to a band of carriers (lying within coherence bandwidth of channel). It has been shown that with a nominal performance loss, BBPC reduces the signaling overheads to 2.5% and by employing the control index estimator after de-spreading, it can be used as an uplink power control mechanism for MC-CDMA. We have used SIR (Signal to Interference Ratio) as a power control index, BER and standard deviation of power control error as performance metrics.

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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Depositing User: Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 09:16
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:37
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2299

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