We examine small cell deployment strategies in two- tier cellular networks. Specifically, we propose a joint interference and load deployment (JD) strategy, reflecting a realistic interference environment and traffic load. In this JD, the location of a small base station (s-BS) is sequentially decided in greedy manner by exploiting both the spatial user equipment (UE) distribution and the received signal strength indicator (RSSI). Furthermore, we propose a deterministic deployment (DD), which does not require this RSSI measurement. In DD, the deployed pattern of s-BSs is the same for each macro cell. System level simulation (SLS) results demonstrate that the proposed schemes yield a cell throughput gain of up to 61%, when the UEs are densely placed near a m-BS. Moreover, 5%-tile UE throughput and median UE throughput are improved by up to 134% and 76%, respectively, when UEs are densely distributed far from the m-BS. Furthermore, the SLS results provide intuition on between load and interference in the s-BS deployment as follows: 1) load is more important than interference in the macro edge region, 2) interference is more significant than load when the s-BS is deployed close to the m-BS.
|Title of host publication||2014 IEEE 80th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2014-Fall, Proceedings|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781479944491, 9781479944491|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Nov 24|
|Event||80th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2014-Fall - Vancouver, Canada|
Duration: 2014 Sep 14 → 2014 Sep 17
|Name||IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference|
|Other||80th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2014-Fall|
|Period||14/9/14 → 14/9/17|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics