An introduction to situation aware networks

AG Spilling, AR Nix

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This paper looks at the application of situation awareness (SA) in third generation cellular networks. To successfully implement this concept, a number of new technologies must be incorporated into the base stations. This paper considers how adaptive coverage might be realised in practice. In particular, the use of an overlaid sector (or beam) is discussed in detail. The analysis shows that under optimum conditions, an overlaid beam from the home cell can support approximately one quarter of the users in the neighbouring cell.
Translated title of the contributionAn Introduction to Situation Aware Networks
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 51st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages473 - 477
ISBN (Print)0780357183
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000
Event51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 1 May 2000 → …


Conference51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring)
Period1/05/00 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: This work was undertaken as a part of the BT Virtual University Research Initiative (VURI) on mobility

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