Downtilted Base Station Antennas - A Simulation Model Proposal and Impact on HSPA and LTE Performance
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 68th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 2008, 1-5 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper proposes a low-complexity model for vertical antenna radiation patterns, e.g. for inclusion in system- level simulations. They can be seen as extensions to the horizontal radiation pattern model used in 3GPP simulation scenarios. The model is verified against and compared to predicted and measured data from real networks. The impact on system-level performance is also investigated. It is seen that using the proposed model, simulated geometry distributions and soft handover statistics closely matching those of real networks may be achieved. The analysis also concludes that many real networks have better cell isolation than what is modeled by the 3GPP antenna model. As a consequence, the horizontal radiation pattern model significantly under-estimates the system level performance in such networks. Furthermore, the proposed model is used to assess the LTE and HSPA system-level performance for realistic scenarios.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 1-5 p.
Antennas, Radiation patterns, Models, Base stations, Land mobile radio cellular systems, System level performance, LTE, HSPA, WCDMA
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95532DOI: 10.1109/VETECF.2008.49ISBN: 978-1-4244-1722-3ISBN: 978-1-4244-1721-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-95532DiVA: diva2:635861
68th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Calgary, Canada, September, 2008