Millimeter wave multi-RAT small cells for heterogeneous mobile services : performance analysis and optimization

Abstract : Future wireless applications anticipate an explosion in the plethora of use-cases and services, which cannot be sustained by incremental improvements on the existing communication schemes. For this, two research directions are particularly attractive: network densification using small cells and millimeter wave (mm-wave) wave communications. In this thesis, we model and evaluate cellular networks consisting of multi-radio access technique (RAT) mm-wave small cells deployed on top of the legacy macro-architecture. First, we mathematically model a homogeneous deployment of multi-RAT small cells and characterize the user and network performance in terms of signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) coverage probability, downlink throughput, and the cell overloading probability. Then, we study users association to different tiers and optimal selection of different RATs, so as to optimize these performance metrics. Generally, cellular network models that assume homogeneous deployments of small cells fail to take into account the nuances of urban blockage characteristics. To address this, we model the small cell locations along the roads of a city, and subsequently, we take into consideration the signal blockages due to buildings or moving vehicles on the roads. In this network, we assume that the operator supports three types of services v.i.z., ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC), massive machine-type communications (mMTC), and enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) with different requirements. Consequently, we study the optimal RAT selection for these services with varying vehicular blockages. Finally, based on the on-road deployment model of mm-wave small cells, we study a network designed to support positioning and data services simultaneously. We characterize the positioning accuracy based on the localization bounds and then study optimal resource partitioning and beamwidth selection strategies to address varied positioning and data-rate requirements.
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Gourab Ghatak. Millimeter wave multi-RAT small cells for heterogeneous mobile services : performance analysis and optimization. Networking and Internet Architecture [cs.NI]. Université Paris-Saclay, 2019. English. ⟨NNT : 2019SACLT010⟩. ⟨tel-02266363⟩

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