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WCDMA Uplink Interference Assessment from Multiple High Altitude Platform Configurations

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082008:182042

Received: 2 November 2007

Accepted: 13 May 2008

Published: 28 May 2008


We investigate the possibility of multiple high altitude platform (HAP) coverage of a common cell area using a wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) system. In particular, we study the uplink system performance of the system. The results show that depending on the traffic demand and the type of service used, there is a possibility of deploying 3–6 HAPs covering the same cell area. The results also show the effect of cell radius on performance and the position of the multiple HAP base stations which give the worst performance.


Information SystemSystem PerformanceHigh AltitudeSystem ApplicationMultiple Access

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Signal Processing, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden
Department of Electronics, University of York, York, UK


© T. Hult et al. 2008

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