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Mobile communications systems

Recent investigations concerning mobile communications systems include architectures based on the advanced solid state components for analogue and digital signal processing.
This project is devoted to increasing the capacity of cellular wideband communication systems with multiple access. The three principles of cellular system organization actually used are: frequency division multiple access (FDMA): time division multiple access (TDMA); code division multiple access (CDMA). Solid-state components can be used for the realization of advanced mobile communication systems with improved parameters. As far as cellular systems are concerned, we propose a new system that combines the advantages of both CDMA and TDMA. We denote this system as code time division multiple access (CTDMA). A cellular system based on the CTDMA principle implies that only one communication channel with 12.5 MHz bandwidth is used, similarly to a CDMA system division, while the signal duration correspond to that of a TDMA system. The use of a CTDMA on a solid state elementary basis allows substantial improvement of characteristics such as mass and overall dimensions, power consumption, reliability, possibility of miniaturization and processing of complex signals in analogue form without preliminary quantization.
Therefore, this project includes the design and investigation of the main capabilities of one promising radio mobile cellular communication system, mainly devoted to urban traffic control. The principal models of basic functional blocks of solid-state electronic an acousto-optical devices for the CTDMA system are being developed and the recommendations on creation of specialized functional modules will be defined.

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Ivanka SAVATINOVA, (Head of the Integrated Optics Group)
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