A radio channel emulator for WCDMA, based on the hidden Markov model (HMM)
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One of the main development and research subjects within the telecommunications area activity is the 3G mobile systems standardisation. The radio access is, of course, the main trouble in mobile systems, so it is important to investigate its implication. This paper describes a radio channel emulator for the UTRA-FDD made, based on the hidden Markov model (HMM). Since a statistical system behaviour is needed to train the HMM, off-line simulations have been made. The results between simulated and emulated statistics are presented. The use of emulation models implies a loss of accuracy with respect to simulation models, but is adequate to operate in real time. Certainly, the main advantage of using HMM in the emulator is the huge reduction in time, resources and effort with regard to a real simulation of the system. The emulator will allow in future works, for fast testing and comparison of several higher layer protocols and error control schemes.
CitationUmbert, A., Diaz, M. A radio channel emulator for WCDMA, based on the hidden Markov model (HMM). A: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. "IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2000". Boston (MA): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2000, p. 2173-2179.