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An introduction to situation aware networks

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 51st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages473 - 477
ISBN (Print)0780357183
StatePublished - Oct 2000
Event51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring) - Tokyo, Japan


Conference51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring)
Period1/05/00 → …


This paper looks at the application of situation awareness (SA) in third generation cellular networks. To successfully implement this concept, a number of new technologies must be incorporated into the base stations. This paper considers how adaptive coverage might be realised in practice. In particular, the use of an overlaid sector (or beam) is discussed in detail. The analysis shows that under optimum conditions, an overlaid beam from the home cell can support approximately one quarter of the users in the neighbouring cell.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work was undertaken as a part of the BT Virtual University Research Initiative (VURI) on mobility Terms of use: Copyright © 2000 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 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 By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • code division multiple access, 3G


51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring)

Duration1 May 2000 → …

Event: Conference

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