Filtering strategies for TFC selection schemes in 3GPP W-CDMA systems

Sheng Tzong Cheng, Chun Yen Wang, Ing Ray Chen

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The selection of a suitable transport format combination (TFC) according to the system load condition is one important issue of the radio resource management (RRM) in 3GPP W-CDMA systems. Different TFCs specify different ways of transmitting user data input from logical channels. It is observed that data transmission with a higher data rate will suffer a higher bit error rate (BER). This paper investigates the impact of BER on the selection of optimal TFC for transmitting the user data. Two filtering strategies are proposed to filter out infeasible TFCs so that the optimal TFC can be selected to achieve high performance. Moreover, an imbedded Markov chain is developed to evaluate the proposed strategies. From the simulation results, the feasibility and the effectiveness of the proposed strategies are demonstrated as well. We are suggesting that, for the design of an optimal TFC selection algorithm, the proposed TFC filtering strategy shall be taken into consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1023-1032
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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