Cellular Radio Design Principles

  • R. C. V. Macario


In its simplest concept radiotelephones are set up by assigning one pair of channels to each user or phone. As in broadcasting, a channel is defined by its centre frequency and bandwidth. This scheme is known as frequency division multiplexing (FDM) and works very well. It is the basis of all present day analog cellular schemes. This channel planning concept is shown in Figure 3.1.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Further reading

  1. Ahlquist, K. G. (1995). ‘Mini-Link E — a new link for flexible transmission in cellular networks’, Ericsson Review, 4, pp 160–8Google Scholar
  2. Beddoes, E.W. and Germer, R.I. (1987). Traffic growth in a cellular telephone network’, Journ. I.E.R. E., 57, pp 22–26Google Scholar
  3. Beddoes, E.W. (1991). ‘UK cellular radio developments’, Elec. & Comms Eng. J., Aug, pp 149–158Google Scholar
  4. Boucher, N.J. (1990). Cellular Radio Handbook, Quantum Publishing Inc, USAGoogle Scholar
  5. Cellular mobile telephone system CMS 88 System description available from Ericsson Radio Systems AB, SwedenGoogle Scholar
  6. Chia, S.T. S. (1995), ‘Radio and system design for a dense urban personal communication network’, Elec & Comms Eng. J., Aug, pp 178–184Google Scholar
  7. Freeman, R.L. (1987). Radio System Design for Telecommunications, 1–100 GHz, Wiley Interscience.Google Scholar
  8. Hughes, C.J. and Appleby, M.S. (1985). ‘Definition of a cellular mobile radio system’, IEE Proceedings, 132 Part F, Aug, pp 416–424Google Scholar
  9. Mehrotra, A. (1994). Cellular Radio: Analog and Digital Systems, Artech House, USAGoogle Scholar
  10. Lee, W.C.Y. (1989). Mobile Cellular Communications Systems, McGraw-Hill, USAGoogle Scholar
  11. Thrower, K. (1987). ‘Mobile radio possibilities’, Journ. I.E.R.E., 57, pp 1–11Google Scholar

Copyright information

© R. C. V. Macario 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. V. Macario
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of WalesSwanseaUK

Personalised recommendations