Automated W-CDMA microcellular deployment and coverage reconfiguration based on situation awareness

S Sharma, EK Tameh, A Molina, AR Nix

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Abstract

This paper examines the implementation of an automated W-CDMA microcellular deployment and coverage reconfiguration algorithm based on the concepts of situation awareness (SA). A deterministic microcellular propagation model (Citrus) is used to provide the detailed site-specific propagation data. An initial network deployment is performed over one square kilometre of central Bristol using the combination algorithm for total optimisation (CAT). Buildings are then added or removed from the microcell to represent realistic time variations in the geographic environment. A new situation awareness (SA) algorithm is developed and applied to the modified W-CDMA microcell to automatically reconfigure the network's coverage and capacity based on the new propagation environment. Optimisation of coverage and capacity is achieved through the use of a genetic algorithm (GA). This paper presents the details of the underlying SA algorithm and the results obtained for the above scenario. These new algorithms are shown to automatically sustain a high grade of service as the microcellular environment evolves over time. Gains of up 203% in spectral efficiency were observed for the 144 kbps service
Translated title of the contributionAutomated W-CDMA microcellular deployment and coverage reconfiguration based on situation awareness
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 55th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC Spring 2002)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1170 - 1174
Number of pages5
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2002
Event55th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Spring) - Birmingham, Ala., United States
Duration: 1 May 2002 → …

Conference

Conference55th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Spring)
CountryUnited States
CityBirmingham, Ala.
Period1/05/02 → …

Bibliographical note

Name and Venue of Event: IEEE 55th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC Spring 2002)
Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE 55th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC Spring 2002)
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors acknowledge the financial support of BT Exact under the Virtual
University Research Initiative (VURI)

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Keywords

  • W-CDMA

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