Published in Viswanathan, R., & Gupta, S.C. (1983). Adjacent cell interference in FH-MFSK cellular mobile radio system. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 32(2), 191-200. ©1983 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.


The effect of adjacent cell interference in cellular mobile system using FH-MFSK transmission is evaluated quantitatively. The performance of base to mobile communication in the system is analyzed, assuming perfect synchronization between users in all the cells. Analysis of the system employing no power control shows that the number of simultaneous users possible at average bit error probability Pb of less than 1 × 10-3 is reduced greatly from the corresponding figure for the isolated cell (which is about 170). It is then shown that a simple power control strategy could reduce the adjacent cell interference significantly. A reasonable knowledge of the distribution of users within a cell allows the optimization of the receiver threshold with respect to distance from the base. With this optimization, each cell could accomodate ≳ 115 users at Pb < 10-3, the exact figure being dependent on the user distribution. The power control also helps to reduce the average power transmitted from a base.