This paper presents performance analysis of cellular CDMA in presence of beamforming and soft handoff. A stop and wait ARQ scheme has been assumed for data service. Joint effects of beamforming and soft handoff reduce delay, BER and increase throughput significantly. Impact of several parameters of soft handoff and beamforming on data performance has been evaluated. Both the cases of perfect and imperfect beamforming have been investigated. Effects of DOA (Direction of arrival) estimation error have also been indicated on data service.
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