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Myths and realities in code division multiple access (CDMA)
Author(s): Robert C. Dixon
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Paper Abstract

Code division multiple access systems using power control and other methods of controlling the 'near-far problem' have existed for more than 40 years, and have been in production for at least 35 years. (These systems also employed multipath mitigation methods that allowed them to operate in both high speed aircraft and tropo scatter applications). This paper examines the fact that power control CDMA was specifically rejected for use in mobile, aircraft and satellite systems, in favor of other methods that perform better and are more robust in the presence of other systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1995
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2601, Wireless Data Transmission, (8 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228154
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Robert C. Dixon, Omnipoint Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2601:
Wireless Data Transmission
Robert C. Dixon; Modest M. Oprysko, Editor(s)

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