From fixed to mobile femtocells in LTE systems: issues and challenges

Raheem, Rand and Lasebae, Aboubaker and Aiash, Mahdi and Loo, Jonathan (2013) From fixed to mobile femtocells in LTE systems: issues and challenges. In: 2013 Second International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technology (FGCT), 12-14 Nov 2013, London, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the concept of Mobile Femtocell which is the extension of implementing Mobile Relays and Fixed Femtocells. Mobile Femtocells can be deployed in public transportation vehicles such as trains, buses or private cars that form its own cell inside vehicles to serve vehicular and mobile User Equipments. This study intends to help cell-edge users to have better signal strength. An investigation into Long Term Evolution cell-edge users' performance is being conducted by investigating the deployment of Mobile Femtocells in LTE system. The throughput for cell edge users can be improved by deploying Fixed/Mobile Femtocells. This paper is considering several scenarios namely; Fixed Femtocells with Fixed users, Mobile Femtocells with fixed users, Fixed Femtocells with mobile users and Finally Mobile Femtocells with mobile users. The achieved results via Matlab simulation showed that Mobile Femtocells' users have enjoyed better Quality of Services than Fixed Femtocells' users. The improved performance has been noticed through the improvement of the Mobile Femtocells UEs' spectral efficiency, throughput and SINR over the Fixed Femtocells' users.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 16771
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Depositing User: Aboubaker Lasebae
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 08:47
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 11:29
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16771

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