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Title: Enhancement in network architectures for future wireless systems
Author: Ahmed, Aftab
ISNI:       0000 0004 7431 9540
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis investigates innovative wireless deployment strategies for dense ultra-small cells networks. In particular, this thesis focuses on improving the resource utilisation, reliability and energy efficiency of future wireless networks by exploiting the existing flexibility in the network architecture. The wireless backhaul configurations and topology management schemes proposed in this thesis consider a dense urban area scenario with static outdoor users. In the first part of this thesis, a novel mm-wave dual-hop backhaul network architecture is investigated for future cellular networks to achieve better resource utilization and user experience at the expense of path diversity available in dense deployment of base stations. The system-level performance is analysed and compared for the backhaul section using mm-wave band. Followed by the performance of the network model which is validated using a Markov Model. The second part of the thesis illustrates a topology management strategy for the same dual-hop backhaul network architecture. The same path diversity is also utilized by the topology management technique to achieve high energy savings and improvement in performance. The results show that the proposed architecture facilitates the topology management process to turn-off some portion of the network in order to minimize the power consumption and can deliver Quality-of-Service guarantee. Finally, the methodology to admit new users into the system, to best control the capacity resource, is investigated for radio resource management in a multi hop, multi-tier heterogeneous network. A novel analytical Markov Model based on a two-dimensional state-transition rate diagram is developed to describe system behaviour of a coexistence scenarios containing two different sets of users, which have full and limited access to the network resources. Different levels of restriction to access the network by specific groups of users are compared and conclusions are drawn.
Supervisor: Grace, David Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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