Co-Existence Analysis of LTE Micro Cell and LTE Out-Band Backhaul
DOI: 10.1109/VETECF.2010.5594545 Conference: Proceedings of the 72nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2010, 6-9 September 2010, Ottawa, Canada
In this paper, a stand-alone LTE based out-band backhaul is designed for urban area in NLOS environment, and the interference and compatibility issues relating to co-existence of LTE micro cell and co-located LTE out-band backhaul are investigated by a static system level simulator. Feasibility and recommendation of installing out-band backhaul are analyzed according to the simulation results.
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ABSTRACT: The design of distributed mechanisms for interference management is one of
the key challenges in emerging wireless small cell networks whose backhaul is
capacity limited and heterogeneous (wired, wireless and a mix thereof). In this
paper, a novel, backhaul-aware approach to interference management in wireless
small cell networks is proposed. The proposed approach enables macrocell user
equipments (MUEs) to optimize their uplink performance, by exploiting the
presence of neighboring small cell base stations. The problem is formulated as
a noncooperative game among the MUEs that seek to optimize their delay-rate
tradeoff, given the conditions of both the radio access network and the --
possibly heterogeneous -- backhaul. To solve this game, a novel, distributed
learning algorithm is proposed using which the MUEs autonomously choose their
optimal uplink transmission strategies, given a limited amount of available
information. The convergence of the proposed algorithm is shown and its
properties are studied. Simulation results show that, under various types of
backhauls, the proposed approach yields significant performance gains, in terms
of both average throughput and delay for the MUEs, when compared to existing
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ABSTRACT: In this paper, we shed some light on the latency and reliability issues of mobile backhaul networks, which have been largely ignored in the past, and examine their impact on LTE-A heterogeneous networks (HetNets). Specifically, we propose a backhaul-aware user association algorithm for fiber-wireless (FiWi) enhanced LTE-A HetNets. The performance limiting factors of state-of-the-art fiber backhaul infrastructures are highlighted and a variety of solutions are described. To mitigate the vulnerability of the backhaul against fiber cuts, we introduce different advanced protection techniques. Accounting for the given conditions of the backhaul in terms of delay and reliability, we present a distributed load-balancing algorithm for user association in FiWi-LTE HetNets. The proposed algorithm is analyzed and evaluated numerically by comparing its performance with state-of-the-art alternative approaches in terms of average delay, blocking probability, average achievable throughput, and service interruption percentage. The obtained results demonstrate that our algorithm outperform its counterparts in terms of delay and service interruption percentage, while its average achievable throughput is the same as that of a backhaul-unaware alternative solution. In addition, the blocking probability of the proposed backhaul-aware load-balancing method is shown to be higher than that of backhaul-unaware ones.
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