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A New Performance Characterization Framework for Deployment Architectures of Next Generation Distributed Cellular Networks

Imran, A, Imran, MA and Tafazolli, R (2010) A New Performance Characterization Framework for Deployment Architectures of Next Generation Distributed Cellular Networks In: IEEE 21st International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2010, 2010-09-26 - 2010-09-30, Istanbul.

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Abstract

Performance of next generation OFDM/OFDMA based Distributed Cellular Network (ODCN) where no cooperation based interference management schemes are used, is dependent on four major factors: 1) spectrum reuse factor, 2) number of sectors per site, 3) number of relay station per site and 4) modulation and coding efficiency achievable through link adaptation. The combined effect of these factors on the overall performance of a Deployment Architecture (DA) has not been studied in a holistic manner. In this paper we provide a framework to characterize the performance of various DA's by deriving two novel performance metrics for 1) spectral efficiency and 2) fairness among users. These metrics are designed to include the effect of all four contributing factors. We evaluate these metrics for a wide set of DA's through extensive system level simulations. The results provide a comparison of various DA's for both cellular and relay enhanced cellular systems in terms of spectral efficiency and fairness they offer and also provide an interesting insight into the tradeoff between the two performance metrics. Numerical results show that, in interference limited regime, DA's with highest spectrum efficiency are not necessarily those that resort to full frequency reuse. In fact, frequency reuse of 3 with 6 sectors per site is spectrally more efficient than that with full frequency reuse and 3 sectors. In case of relay station enhanced ODCN a DA with full frequency reuse, six sectors and 3 relays per site is spectrally more efficient and can yield around 170% higher spectrum efficiency compared to counterpart DA without RS.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Imran, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Imran, MAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tafazolli, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 17 December 2010
Identification Number : 10.1109/PIMRC.2010.5671581
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PublisherIEEE, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Additional Information : © 2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 19 Dec 2012 10:10
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:43
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/735971

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