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International Journal of Wireless Information Networks

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 5-17

Capacity of the WCDMA System Using High Altitude Platform Stations

  • Tae Chul HongAffiliated withElectronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Email author 
  • , Bon Jun KuAffiliated withElectronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
  • , Jong Min ParkAffiliated withElectronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
  • , Do-Seob AhnAffiliated withElectronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
  • , Yoon-Sik JangAffiliated withSK Telecom

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Abstract

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.

Capacity interference HAPS WCDMA forward link reverse link