Capacity of the WCDMA System Using High Altitude Platform Stations
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- Hong, T., Ku, B., Park, J. et al. Int J Wireless Inf Networks (2006) 13: 5. doi:10.1007/s10776-005-0014-x
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In this paper, we provide a method to estimate the capacity of the wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) scheme using High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS), and demonstrate the results. This is to validate that the HAPS system is one of the most effective solutions to provide high quality wireless communication services, such as IMT-2000 services. We use a practical system model which describes the HAPS system most appropriately, and this leads to realistic estimation results. We estimate the reverse and forward link capacity of the HAPS WCDMA system and compare it to that of the terrestrial system. The estimation results show that the capacity of the HAPS WCDMA system is about 1.2–1.67 times larger than that of the terrestrial system.