Combined effects of narrowbeam antennas and fractional loading factor in forward link cellular communication systems

Paulo Cardieri, Theodore S. Rappaport

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Abstract

It is well known that cellular capacity can be increased by reducing cell cluster size, since more channels may then be assigned to each cell. However, this reduction of cluster size leads to increased co-channel interference, requiring the use of some co-channel interference control techniques at the base stations or in the air interface. In this paper we analyze the combined application of `smart antennas' (narrowbeam antennas) and the fractional loading factor. We explore the effect of reducing the total co-channel interference, while simultaneously adjusting the cellular cluster size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
Pages1074-1078
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1999
EventIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 19 1999Sep 22 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0740-0551

Other

OtherIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
CityHouston, TX, USA
Period9/19/999/22/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Cardieri, P., & Rappaport, T. S. (1999). Combined effects of narrowbeam antennas and fractional loading factor in forward link cellular communication systems. In IEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall (pp. 1074-1078). (IEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall; Vol. 2).