Handbook of HSDPA/HSUPA Technology

CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

Editors: Borko Furht, Florida Atlantic University and Syed Ahson, Microsoft



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CRC Press, a member of Taylor & Francis Group, is launching a new Handbook of HSDPA/HSUPA with the main objective to provide comprehensive articles (18-36 pages) by world experts in the field. The Handbook will contain 20+ articles. The CRC Press is committed to create a successful Handbook and therefore it intends to support it with a large marketing and advertising effort. Potential contributors should express their interest by sending an email to Borko Furht and Syed Ahson at borko@cse.fau.edu and s.ahson@att.net.


High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is a 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol in the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) family, which allows networks based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) to have higher data transfer speeds and capacity. Current HSDPA deployments support down-link speeds of 1.8, 3.6, 7.2 and 14.4 Mbit/s, and can provide each customer with 30 gigabytes of data per month.




  1. Contributors solicited and TOC defined      September/October, 2008

  2. Chapters delivered                                            April 1, 2009

  3. First draft of Handbook completed                 April 15, 2009

  4. Final reviews completed                                   May 15 , 2009

  5. Handbook delivered to the Publisher             May 30, 2009

  6. Handbook production and pageproofs          June 1, 2008 - September 1, 2009

  7. Handbook published                                         Fall 2009


Links to important documents

(Other topics are aslo welcome)


  • 3G Mobile Systems evolution
  • Mobile broadband deployment strategies and demand analysis
  • Coexistence of WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) and HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access)
  • WiMAX and HSDPA Coexistence
  • Receiver architecture for HSDPA/HSUPA

HSDPA/HSUPA Principles

  • Adaptive modulation and coding (AMC)
  • Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ)
  • Packet scheduling and scheduling algorithms
  • Symbol mapping diversity and power adjustment for HSDPA/HSUPA
  • Turbo-Coded HSDPA/HSUPA Systems
  • Chip level equalization
  • Radio Frequency (RF)-receiver design
  • Advanced receivers based on normalized least mean square (NLMS) equalizers
  • Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) in HSDPA/HSUPA system


  • Channel quality indication (CQI) reporting
  • Radio Channel Estimation Schemes
  • QoS support for services such as streaming, gaming, and VoIP
  • Bandwidth management techniques for allocation of radio access network resources
  • Circuit switched services on HSDPA/HSUPA
  • Transport control protocol (TCP) layer and the radio interface in HSDPA/HSUPA wireless system.

Bit Rates, Capacity and Coverage

  • Models to evaluate HSDPA/HSUPA cell capacity and user bit rate
  • Performance Studies
  • Enhancing HSDPA/HSUPA network performance
  • RF repeaters to improve HSDPA/HSUPA coverage
  • Guidelines for Coverage and Capacity Planning
  • Antenna configurations
  • Measurement results for HSDPA/HSUPA
  • Conformance Metrics and Evaluation of HSDPA/HSUPA Systems


  • Multimedia services over HSDPA/HSUPA
  • VoIP
  • Mobile TV