Comparison of MC-CDMA and COFDM/TDMA Techniques Taking into Account the System Load for Wireless Indoor Communications

  • Rodolphe Le Gouable
  • Maryline Helard


In this paper, the performance of a COFDM system with a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) is compared with a Multi-Carrier Code Division Multiple Access (MC-CDMA) system in downlink and over an indoor channel. This study is carried out taking into account the load of the system and the channel coding rate. Some results for a mono-cellular environment are given and an introduction to a multi-cellular network is performed.


Code Rate Time Division Multiple Access Spreading Code Indoor Channel Broadband Radio Access Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodolphe Le Gouable
    • 1
  • Maryline Helard
    • 1
  1. 1.France Télécom R&D DMR/DDH 4Cesson-SévignéFrance

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