Cell search in W-CDMA

  title={Cell search in W-CDMA},
  author={Y.-P. Eric Wang and Tony Ottosson},
  journal={IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications},
In a CDMA cellular system, the process of the mobile station searching for a cell and achieving code and time synchronization to its downlink scrambling code is referred to as cell search. Cell search is performed in three scenarios: initial cell search when a mobile station is switched on, idle mode search when inactive, and active mode search during a call. The latter two are also called target cell search. This paper presents algorithms and results for both initial and target cell search… CONTINUE READING
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