LTE-A cellular networks: Multi-hop relay for coverage, capacity and performance enhancement

Abid Yahya, Jaafar A. Aldhaibani, R. Badlishah Ahmad, Joseph M. Chuma

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In this book, three different methods are presented to enhance the capacity and coverage area in LTE-A cellular networks. The scope involves the evaluation of the effect of the RN location in terms of capacity and the determination of the optimum location of the relay that provides maximum achievable data rate for users with limited interference at the cell boundaries. This book presents a new model to enhance both capacity and coverage area in LTE-A cellular network by determining the optimum location for the RN with limited interference. The new model is designed to enhance the capacity of the relay link by employing two antennas in RN. This design enables the relay link to absorb more users at cell edge regions. An algorithm called the Balance Power Algorithm (BPA) is developed to reduce MR power consumption. The book pertains to postgraduate students and researchers in wireless & mobile communications.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages108
ISBN (Electronic)9783319433042
ISBN (Print)9783319433035
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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