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The effects of control node density in cellular network planning using the combination algorithm for total optimisation (CAT)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2000 (PIMRC 2000), London
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication dateSep 2000
Pages856 - 860
Number of pages5
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0780364635, 0780364655
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Conference11th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2000)
Abbreviated titlePIMRC
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period1/09/00 → …

Abstract

The combination algorithm for total optimisation (CAT) solves the problem of optimised base-station location and density for different cellular configurations and environments. The algorithm relies on two main user supplied databases for its operation. The first is an over specified list of possible base-station locations and the second is a database of control nodes. Coverage is defined by a distribution of control nodes in the area of study. The control nodes represent the operator's capacity and coverage requirements at those points. This paper discusses the importance of control node distribution and density. A new approach based on introducing different classes of control node is proposed to improve the efficiency of the CAT algorithm. Results indicate that 400 control nodes per km2 are required to ensure satisfactory operation. Introducing control node prioritisation is also shown to improve the quality and interpretation of the final solution.

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: 11th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2000 (PIMRC 2000) Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank Nortel Networks,Harlow, UK, and Orange plc, Bristol, UK for their financial support. Terms of use: Copyright © 2000 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2000. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • microcellular radio, radiowave propagation

Event

11th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2000)

Abbreviated TitlePIMRC
Duration1 Sep 2000 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon

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