Conference Paper

The MUOS-WCDMA Air Interface

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, AZ
DOI: 10.1109/MILCOM.2007.4455201 Conference: Military Communications Conference, 2007. MILCOM 2007. IEEE
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ABSTRACT WCDMA is a 3rd generation wireless communication system developed for terrestrial cellular systems. The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) uses WCDMA as a basis for its waveform definition, thus exploiting the extensive development of this advanced commercial communications technology. MUOS is, however, a geosatellite system which in certain ways is a vastly different communications environment than the terrestrial cellular environment. This paper shall overview key changes to the WCDMA Layer 1 to yield the MUOS waveform definition.

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