Chapter 12 RF Engineering and Network Planning

12.1 Introduction

This chapter presents basic guidelines for engineering a CDMA system. The topic is extremely complex and cannot be covered extensively in a single chapter. This chapter discusses several topics that are germaine to the engineering of a CDMA system: propagation models, link budgets, the transition from analog operation to CDMA operation, radio link capacity, facility engineering, border cells on a boundary between two service providers, and interfrequency handoff.

12.2 Radio Design for a Cellular/PCS Network

A designer needs to consider many factors early in the design of a cellular/PCS network for an urban area. For example, all prospective service providers must carefully evaluate ...

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