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Title: Performance modelling and analysis of a new CoMP-based handover scheme for Next Generation Wireless Networks : performance modelling and analysis for the design and development of a new handover scheme for cell edge users in Next Generation Wireless Networks (NGWNs) based on the Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) Joint Transmission (JT) technique
Author: Ahmed, Rana R.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7660 5321
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 2017
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Inter-Cell Interference (ICI) will be one of main problems for degrading the performance of future wireless networks at cell edge. This adverse situation will become worst in the presence of dense deployment of micro and macro cells. In this context, the Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) technique was introduced to mitigate ICI in Next Generation Wireless Networks (NGWN) and increase their network performance at cell edge. Even though the CoMP technique provides satisfactory solutions of various problems at cell edge, nevertheless existing CoMP handover schemes do not prevent unnecessary handover initialisation decisions and never discuss the drawbacks of CoMP handover technique such as excessive feedback and resource sharing among UEs. In this research, new CoMP-based handover schemes are proposed in order to minimise unnecessary handover decisions at cell edge and determine solution of drawbacks of CoMP technique in conjunction with signal measurements such as Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) and Received Signal Received Quality (RSRQ). A combination of calculations of RSRP and RSRQ facilitate a credible decision making process of CoMP mode and handover mode at cell edge. Typical numerical experiments indicate that by triggering the CoMP mode along with solutions of drawbacks, the overall network performance is constantly increase as the number of unnecessary handovers is progressively reduced.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) ; Inter-cell interference ; Unnecessary handover ; Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) ; Received Signal Received Quality (RSRQ) ; Cell edge