Power control based on bit error rate (BER) measurements

P. Sarath Kumar, Roy Yates, Jack Holtzman

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Abstract

We consider power control for the reverse link of a DS/CDMA system where received powers are to be controlled to achieve specified BERs for individual users, not necessarily the same. Our emphasis here is to work with bit error rates (BERs), which are more readily measurable than the Signal to Interference Ratios (SIRs), which received a lot of attention in literature [1, 3, 5, 6]. The Power Control algorithm that we propose works without knowledge of the relationship between the BER and the SIR. The convergence of this algorithm is shown for a general class of expressions for the BER encountered in digital communications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages617-620
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM). Part 1 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 5 1995Nov 8 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM). Part 1 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period11/5/9511/8/95

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kumar, P. S., Yates, R., & Holtzman, J. (1995). Power control based on bit error rate (BER) measurements. 617-620. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM). Part 1 (of 3), San Diego, CA, USA, .