Call admission in power controlled CDMA systems

Ching-Yao Huang*, Roy D. Yates

*Corresponding author for this work

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In power controlled CDMA systems, the number of users that each cell can support is limited by the total interference received at each base station and will vary with time. When a system is congested, admitting a new call can only make the link quality worse for ongoing calls and may result in call dropping. Thus, a system needs a call admission policy for new call requests to maintain acceptable connections for existing users. In this work, we use a weighted combination of call blocking and call dropping probabilities as a system performance measure. We study a transmitted power based call admission control (TPCAC) scheme that protects ongoing calls and a received power based call admission control (RPCAC) scheme that blocks new calls when the total received at a base station exceeds a threshold. The proposed schemes are evaluated by simulation of a one dimensional system and the RPCAC scheme is found to offer significant performance improvements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1665-1669
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE 46th Vehicular Technology Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 28 Apr 19961 May 1996

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