The Base Station


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The Base Station
1010507The Base StationThe base station is the critical component of a cellular network technically, economically, and oddly enough, aesthetically as well. In system terms, we can define the base station by its two interfaces: a noncellular pipe back to the mobile switching center (MSC) and public switched telephone network (PSTN) and an air-interface link using the system’s cellular standard [Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS), Global System for Mobility (GSM), code division multiple access (CDMA)] to the user terminals operating within the cell. On the air interface, the base station transmits the forward (downlink) radio signal and receiv…
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Adam N. Rosenberg: CDMA Capacity and Quality Optimization. The Base Station, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export