@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5147,
	  title     = {Performance of Soft Handover Algorithm in Varied Propagation Environments},
	  author    = {N. P. Singh and  Brahmjit Singh},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {CDMA cellular networks support soft handover,
which guarantees the continuity of wireless services and enhanced
communication quality. Cellular networks support multimedia
services under varied propagation environmental conditions. In this
paper, we have shown the effect of characteristic parameters of the
cellular environments on the soft handover performance. We
consider path loss exponent, standard deviation of shadow fading and
correlation coefficient of shadow fading as the characteristic
parameters of the radio propagation environment. A very useful
statistical measure for characterizing the performance of mobile radio
system is the probability of outage. It is shown through numerical
results that above parameters have decisive effect on the probability
of outage and hence the overall performance of the soft handover
	    journal   = {International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering},
	  volume    = {2},
	  number    = {9},
	  year      = {2008},
	  pages     = {1834 - 1838},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5147},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/21},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 21, 2008},