Bounds on the coverage probability of heterogeneous cellular networks

Morteza Banagar, Behrouz Maham, Vahid Shah-Mansouri

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Abstract

In a heterogeneous cellular network (HCN), multiple tiers are employed to improve the network coverage probability. For this purpose, different properties of the coverage probability of an HCN should be studied carefully. This paper is classified into two main parts. First, a tight upper bound for the coverage probability of an HCN is derived. It is shown that this upper bound can be used as a good approximation for computing the network coverage probability. At the first glance, one may suppose that adding a new tier to an HCN improves the total coverage probability. In the second part, we study and formulate this problem and investigate the circumstances under which the coverage probability is improved by adding a new tier. Simulation results confirm the validity of our work and show that adding more base stations in the form of a new tier in populated areas can significantly increase the coverage probability, while in less dense areas adding a new tier is not much efficient in terms of improving the coverage probability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages755-759
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509004485
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 5 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: May 23 2016May 28 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period5/23/165/28/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Banagar, M., Maham, B., & Shah-Mansouri, V. (2016). Bounds on the coverage probability of heterogeneous cellular networks. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2016 (pp. 755-759). [7503878] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCW.2016.7503878