WCDMA Uplink Interference Assessment from Multiple High Altitude Platform Configurations

  • T Hult
  • D Grace
  • A Mohammed
Open Access
Research Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Advanced Communication Techniques and Applications for High-Altitude Platforms


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 System System Performance High Altitude System Application Multiple Access 
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© T. Hult et al. 2008

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Signal ProcessingBlekinge Institute of TechnologyRonnebySweden
  2. 2.Department of ElectronicsUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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