Loren Carrasco

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In this paper the performance of the reverse link of a multicell DS-CDMA system with coexisting open-loop and closed-loop power controlled users transmitting heterogeneous traffic is analyzed. Real-time and non-real-time traffic performance expressions are obtained. The analysis includes a different channel coding scheme for each traffic type selected in(More)
In this paper, the performance of a multicell orthogonal space-time block-coding direct-sequence code-division-multiple-access system with base station diversity is studied for the reverse link in terms of bit error rate, taking into account the effects of frequency-selective Nakagami-m fading with arbitrary parameters, correlated lognormal shadowing, power(More)
This paper describes the CDMAC, a new Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for multimedia traffic in CDMA wireless networks. The protocol intends to extract the maximum capacity and flexibility out of the CDMA scheme and at the same time guarantee the expected QoS of different service types. CDMAC is able to maintain QoS requirements thanks to the shaping,(More)
Nowadays, there are lots of research efforts focusing on cross-layer designs combining adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) with an automatic repeat request (ARQ) protocol. One of the main drawbacks of these research works is that they rely on first-order amplitude-based finite-state Markov chains (AFSMC) to model the wireless fading channel. Furthermore,(More)
A cross-layer performance analysis of a wireless network using adaptive modulation and coding at the physical layer and a truncated Chase combining hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ-CC) scheme for error control at the data link layer is developed. Based on a Markov chain queueing model, analytical expressions for performance metrics such as throughput,(More)
Scheduling algorithms are fundamental components in the process of resource management in mobile communication networks with heterogeneous QoS requirements such as delay, delay jitter, packet loss rate or throughput. The random characteristics of the propagation environment and the use of complex physical layers in order to combat this random behavior does(More)
This paper proposes a novel framework for the cross-layer design and optimization of wireless networks combining adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) at the physical (PHY) layer with automatic repeat request and channel-aware multiuser scheduling protocols at the data link control (DLC) layer. The proposed framework is based on the use of first-order(More)