Capacity Analysis of a CDMA Cellular System with Mixed Cell Sizes and Imperfect Power Control


Department of Electrical Engineering,Khajeh Nasire Toosi University of Technology


The demands for mobile communication services are growing rapidly. In heavily populated areas, cell splits are necessary to increase the capacity of cellular systems. Cell splitting causes a cellular system to have mixed cell sizes. Calculation of the reverse link capacity of CDMA cellular systems with mixed cell sizes and imperfect power control is presented in this paper. When a macro cell is split into micro cells, the capacity of a non-uniform cellular system has been calculated, together with the calculation of micro and neighboring macro cell capacity. The computer simulation results show that with the reduction in radius of a micro cell, its capacity increases, while that of the neighboring macro cells decreases.