The use of intelligently deployed fixed relays to improve the performance of a UTRA-TDD WCDMA system

EK Tameh, A Molina, AR Nix

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Abstract

This paper examines the use of intelligently deployed fixed relays to improve the performance of a UTRA-TDD 3G system. In this study, the benefits of intelligent relaying in the form of enhanced capacity and/or coverage and reduced RF emissions relative to a traditional cellular network are quantified. Simulations are carried out in a microcellular environment using propagation data from a site-specific model and an optimisation algorithm to determine the locations of base stations (BSs) and relay nodes in the system. A system level simulation of a UTRA-TDD W-CDMA system is used to quantify the benefits of the relayed over the non-relayed system. Results show significant improvements in capacity, spectrum efficiency and reductions in mean terminal transmit power in the relayed system over conventional cellular BS-only operation. The effects of different code allocation strategies for the relay nodes is also investigated, revealing that benefits in relaying will only be realised if relay nodes are allocated their own pool of spreading codes
Translated title of the contributionThe use of intelligently deployed fixed relays to improve the performance of a UTRA-TDD WCDMA system
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit
Pages548 - 552
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
EventIST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jun 2003 → …

Conference

ConferenceIST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit
CountryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period1/06/03 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit, 2003
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: This work has been performed under the framework of the ROMANTIK project, which is funded under the European Union IST program

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