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Coverage Planning for Optimizing HSDPA Performance and Controlling R99 Soft Handover
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2012 (English)In: Telecommunications Systems, ISSN 1018-4864, E-ISSN 1572-9451, Vol. 51, no 1, 53-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Coverage planning is an important engineering task in deploying UMTSnetworks implementing both high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)and Release 99 (R99) services.  Coverage planning amounts todetermining the cell coverage pattern by means of setting the commonpilot channel (CPICH) power of the cells. A conventional strategy isto uniformly allocate a proportion of the total power to CPICH. Inthis paper, we develop mathematical modeling and optimizationapproaches to bring the benefit of power saving enabled by optimizingnon-uniform CPICH to enhance HSDPA performance, while preserving adesired degree of soft handover (SHO) for R99.  The studyfocuses on HSDPA performance at cell edges, where data throughput istypically low.  An integer linear programming model is developed forthe resulting optimization problem.  The model admits optimal ornear-optimal planning solutions for relatively small networks.Solution algorithms based on local search and repeated localsearch are developed.  These algorithms are able to perform theoptimization for large-scale networks time-efficiently.  Experimentalresults for both synthesized networks as well as instances originatingfrom real planning scenarios demonstrate the benefit of ouroptimization approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer , 2012. Vol. 51, no 1, 53-64 p.
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Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62761DOI: 10.1007/s11235-010-9414-zISI: 000311517300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-62761DiVA: diva2:374213
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funding agencies|CENIIT||Linkoping Institute of Technology, Sweden||Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsradet)||ELLIIT network||

Available from: 2010-12-03 Created: 2010-12-03 Last updated: 2017-12-12
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1. Coverage Planning and Resource Allocation in Broadband Cellular Access: Optimization Models and Algorithms
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coverage Planning and Resource Allocation in Broadband Cellular Access: Optimization Models and Algorithms
2010 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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The last two decades have witnessed a booming in the use of cellular communication technologies. Billions of people are now enjoying the benefits of mobile communications. This thesis deals with planning and optimization of broadband cellular access network design and operation. The problem types considered include coverage planning, power optimization, and channel assignment. Mathematical modeling and optimization methods have been used to approach the problems.

Coverage planning is a classical problem in cellular network deployment. A minimum-power covering problem with overlap constraints between cell pairs is considered. The objective is to minimize the total power consumption for coverage, while maintaining a necessary level of overlap to facilitate handover. For this coverage planning problem, the thesis develops two integer programming models and compares the models' strength in approaching global optimality. In addition, a tabu search algorithm has been developed for solving the problem in large-scale networks.

For High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) networks, transmission power is a crucial factor to performance. Minimizing the power allocated for coverage enables significant power saving that can be used for HSDPA data transmission, thus enhancing the HSDPA performance. Exploring this potential power saving, a mathematical model targeting cell-edge HSDPA performance has been developed. In determining the optimal coverage pattern for maximizing power saving, the model also allows for controlling the degree of soft handover for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Release 99 services. In addition to the mathematical model, heuristic algorithms based on local search and repeated local search are developed.

For Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), which is used in Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, inter-cell interference control is a key performance engineering issue. The aspect is of particular importance to cell-edge throughput. Frequency reuse schemes for mitigating inter-cell interference at cell-edge areas have received an increasing amount of research attention. In the thesis, a generalization of the standard Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) scheme is introduced. The generalization addresses OFDMA networks with irregular cell layout.  Optimization algorithms using local search have been proposed to find the frequency reuse pattern of generalized FFR that maximizes the cell-edge area performance.

For the problems considered in the thesis, computational experiments of the optimization models and algorithms using data sets representing realistic planning scenarios have been carried out. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed solution approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norrköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2010. 21 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1454
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62764 (URN)LIU-TEK-LIC-2010:25 (Local ID)978-91-7393-279-0 (ISBN)LIU-TEK-LIC-2010:25 (Archive number)LIU-TEK-LIC-2010:25 (OAI)
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2010-12-17, K3, Kåkenhus, Campus Valla, Linköpings university, Norrköpinf, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2010-12-30 Created: 2010-12-03 Last updated: 2010-12-30Bibliographically approved
2. Performance Engineering of Mobile Broadband: Capacity Analysis, Cellular Network Optimization, and Design of In-Building Solutions
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performance Engineering of Mobile Broadband: Capacity Analysis, Cellular Network Optimization, and Design of In-Building Solutions
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The rapid evolution of mobile communication technologies is making mobile broadband a reality. With over 6 billion cellular connections and the booming of mobile data, mobile broadband leads the technology and service innovation within the domain of information and communication technologies. The thesis deals with performance engineering of mobile broadband. The problems investigated range from fundamental capacity analysis, resource planning and optimization of broadband cellular networks, to design of in-building solutions based on distributed antenna systems. Mathematical modeling and optimization methods have been used to approach the problems.

The first three papers address capacity analysis in wireless communications, where the establishment of any communication link is subject to the Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) threshold. Paper I addresses the maximum link activation problem. The paper introduces a new exact algorithm by reformulating the SINR constraints with equivalent but numerically more effective inequalities, leading to an approach performing significantly better in proving optimality in comparison to the conventional algorithm. Paper II explores the notion of collaborative rate selection for Interference Cancellation (IC) to maximize the transmission rate in wireless networks. The paper analyzes the problem complexity and develops integer programming models for both single stage single-link IC and single stage parallel IC. Paper III studies the performance gain of single-stage and multi-stage IC to optimal link activation. Compact integer programming formulations have been developed and a thorough numerical study is performed.

The next three papers are devoted to planning and optimization of radio resources in cellular mobile broadband networks. Paper IV considers a minimum-power coverage problem with overlap requirements between cell pairs. The paper develops two integer programming models and compares their strength in approaching global optimality. A tabu search algorithm has been developed for large-scale networks. Paper V deals with transmission power planning and optimization in High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) networks. A method for enhancing the HSDPA performance by minimizing the power for coverage and reallocating the power to data transmission has been considered. A mathematical model targeting cell-edge HDSPA performance and accounting for soft handover in Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) has been developed. In addition, heuristic algorithms based on local search and repeated local search are developed. Paper VI focuses on frequency planning for inter-cell interference mitigation in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) networks. The paper generalizes the standard Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) concept and addresses its performance for networks with irregular topology. Optimization algorithms using local search have been proposed to find the frequency reuse pattern of generalized FFR for maximizing the edge-user performance. The investigations in Papers IV-VI base the experiments on data sets representing realistic planning scenarios to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approaches.

To face the challenge of in-building mobile broadband service, In-Building Distributed Antennas Systems (IB-DAS) has been proposed. Paper VII tackles the problem of optimal topology design of IB-DAS systems, where a number of in-building distributed antennas are connected to a base station via coaxial cables and power equipments. The paper develops efficient mathematical models for topology design as well as equipment selection, and presents case studies of realistic IB-DAS deployment scenarios.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013. 40 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1504
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89715 (URN)978-91-7519-675-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-04-09, K3, K°akenhus, Campus Norrköping, Linköpings universitet, Norrköping, 14:15 (English)
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Available from: 2013-03-04 Created: 2013-03-04 Last updated: 2013-03-04Bibliographically approved

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