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Introduction to Wireless Systems by Frederick C. Berry, David R. Voltmer, Bruce A. Ferguson, Philip S. DiPiazza, Bruce A. Black

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Chapter 6. Access Methods

Introduction

In this chapter we return to a theme that we explored at some length in Chapter 4, the provision of wireless service to the largest possible number of users. In that chapter we focused on geographic coverage and introduced the frequency reuse technique to show how coverage can be provided to a practically unlimited number of users spread over a practically unlimited geographic area. In the present chapter we take a somewhat narrower perspective. We explore techniques for accommodating a maximum number of users in a fixed geographic area such as a cellular cluster, given a limited spectral allocation.

As we observed in the earlier chapter, radio spectrum is a limited resource, with certain specific bands allocated ...

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