Reverse Link Rate Control in 1xEV-DO With Adaptive Antenna Arrays
Rate control and distributed reverse link scheduling in CDMA systems are considered. Probabilistic rate allocation with and without token bucket constraints gives mobiles more autonomy in making transmission decisions. A system with adaptive antenna arrays deployed at the base stations is proposed as a generalization to the model with omni-directional antennas. Uniform linear antenna arrays with a microstrip patch as their constituent element are presented. Their number of elements is varied and their performance is compared to the omni-directional case, showing substantial throughput gains.