Finger Replacement Schemes for Rake Reception in the Soft Handover Region with Multiple Base Stations* *this work was supported in part by the qatar foundation for education, science, and community development, qatar, in part by qatar telecom (qtel), qatar, and in part by a discovery grant from nserc, canada.
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We propose and analyze new finger replacement techniques for RAKE reception in the soft handover (SHO) region with multiple base stations. The proposed schemes are basically based on the block comparison among groups of resolvable paths and lead to the reduction of complexity while offering commensurate performance in comparison with previously proposed schemes. Relying on the newly derived analytical expressions, we investigate not only the complexity in terms of the average number of required path estimations/comparisons and the SHO overhead but also the error performance of the proposed scheme over independent and identically distributed fading channels. 2007 IEEE.
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2007 IEEE 18th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications