Capacity and power control of spread-spectrum macrodiversity radio networks revisited


V. Rodriguez, R. Mathar, A. Schmeink,


        Macro-diversity all base stations decode cooperatively each received signal can mitigate shadow fading, and increase the capacity of a spread-spectrum communication network. Assuming that a terminal s transmission power contributes to its own interference, the literature determines whether a vector of quality-of-service targets is feasible through a simple formula, which is insensitive to the terminals channel gains. Herein, through Banach contraction-mapping principle and without the self-interference approximation a new low-complexity capacity formula is derived. Through its dependence on relative channel gains, the new formula adapts itself in a sensible manner to special conditions, such as when most terminals can only be heard by a subset of the receivers. Under such conditions, the original may significantly overestimate capacity.

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	author = {Virgilio Rodriguez and Rudolf Mathar and Anke Schmeink},
	title = "Capacity and power control of spread-spectrum macrodiversity radio networks revisited",
	booktitle = "Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC)",
	address = {Adelaide, Australia},
	month = Dec,
	year = 2008,


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