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Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

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A timely publication providing coverage of radio resource management, mobility management and standardization in heterogeneous cellular networks

The topic of heterogeneous cellular networks has gained momentum in industry and the research community, attracting the attention of standardization bodies such as 3GPP LTE and IEEE 802.16j, whose objectives are looking into increasing the capacity and coverage of the cellular networks. This book focuses on recent progresses, covering the related topics including scenarios of heterogeneous network deployment, interference management in the heterogeneous network deployment, carrier aggregation in a heterogeneous network, cognitive radio, cell selection/reselection and load balancing, mobility and handover management, capacity and coverage optimization for heterogeneous networks, traffic management and congestion control.

This book enables readers to better understand the technical details and performance gains that are made possible by this state-of-the-art technology. It contains the information necessary for researchers and engineers wishing to build and deploy highly efficient wireless networks themselves. To enhance this practical understanding, the book is structured to systematically lead the reader through a series of case-studies of real world scenarios.

Key features:

  • Presents this new paradigm in cellular network domain: a heterogeneous network containing network nodes with different characteristics such as transmission power and RF coverage area

  • Provides a clear approach by containing tables, illustrations, industry case studies, tutorials and examples to cover the related topics

  • Includes new research results and state-of-the-art technological developments and implementation issues

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Contributors
    6. Preface
      1. Part I: Radio Resource and Interference Management
      2. Part II: Mobility and Handover Management
      3. Part III: Standardization and Field Trials
    7. Chapter 1: Overview of Heterogeneous Networks
      1. 1.1 Motivations for Heterogeneous Networks
      2. 1.2 Definitions of Heterogeneous Networks
      3. 1.3 Economics of Heterogeneous Networks
      4. 1.4 Aspects of Heterogeneous Network Technology
      5. 1.5 Future Heterogeneous Network Applications
      6. References
    8. Part I: Radio Resource and Interference Management
      1. Chapter 2: Radio Resource and Interference Management for Heterogeneous Networks
        1. 2.1 Introduction
        2. 2.2 Heterogeneous Networks Deployment Scenarios and Interference Management Categories Based on Spectrum Usage
        3. 2.3 Multi-carrier Inter-cell Interference Management for Heterogeneous Networks
        4. 2.4 Co-channel Inter-cell Interference Management for Heterogeneous Networks
        5. 2.5 Conclusion
        6. References
      2. Chapter 3: Capacity and Coverage Enhancement in Heterogeneous Networks
        1. 3.1 Introduction
        2. 3.2 Deployment Scenarios
        3. 3.3 Multi-tier Interference Mitigation
        4. 3.4 Multi-radio Performance
        5. 3.5 Standardization and Future Research Directions
        6. 3.6 Conclusion
        7. References
      3. Chapter 4: Cross-tier Interference Management in 3GPP LTE-Advanced Heterogeneous Networks
        1. 4.1 Introduction
        2. 4.2 Interference Management for LTE and LTE-Advanced Networks
        3. 4.3 Conclusions
        4. Appendix: Simulation Models
        5. References
      4. Chapter 5: Inter-cell Interference Management for Heterogeneous Networks
        1. 5.1 Introduction
        2. 5.2 Conventional Inter-cell Interference Coordination
        3. 5.3 Enhanced Inter-cell Interference Coordination
        4. 5.4 Conclusion
        5. References
      5. Chapter 6: Cognitive Radios to Mitigate Interference in Macro/femto Heterogeneous Networks
        1. 6.1 Introduction
        2. 6.2 Information Requirement and Acquisition for Interference Mitigation
        3. 6.3 Descriptions of System Models
        4. 6.4 Cross-tier Interference Mitigation
        5. 6.5 Intra-tier Interference Mitigation
        6. 6.6 Interference Mitigation for Machine-to-Machine Communications
        7. 6.7 Conclusion
        8. References
      6. Chapter 7: Game Theoretic Approach to Distributed Bandwidth Allocation in OFDMA-based Self-organizing Femtocell Networks
        1. 7.1 Introduction
        2. 7.2 Distributed Bandwidth Allocation
        3. 7.3 Convergence Analysis
        4. 7.4 Choice of Utility Function and its Parameters
        5. 7.5 Simulation Results
        6. 7.6 Extensions and Discussions
        7. 7.7 Conclusion
        8. Acknowledgement
        9. References
    9. Part II: Mobility and Handover Management
      1. Chapter 8: Mobility Management and Performance Optimization in Next Generation Heterogeneous Mobile Networks
        1. 8.1 Introduction
        2. 8.2 Overview of Mobility Management in RRC-connected State
        3. 8.3 Mobility Robustness Optimization
        4. 8.4 Mobility Load Balancing Optimization
        5. 8.5 Cooperation of MRO and MLB
        6. 8.6 Mobility Enhancement for Femtocells
        7. 8.7 Conclusion
        8. Acknowledgements
        9. References
      2. Chapter 9: Connected-mode Mobility in LTE Heterogeneous Networks
        1. 9.1 Introduction
        2. 9.2 Cell Selection and Problem Statement
        3. 9.3 Simulation Methodology
        4. 9.4 Handover Modelling
        5. 9.5 Results
        6. Reference
      3. Chapter 10: Cell Selection Modes in LTE Macro–Femtocell Deployment
        1. 10.1 Introduction
        2. 10.2 Distinction of Cells
        3. 10.3 Access Control
        4. 10.4 Cell Selection and Cell Reselection
        5. References
      4. Chapter 11: Distributed Location Management for Generalized HetNets. Case Study of All-wireless Networks of Femtocells
        1. 11.1 Introduction
        2. 11.2 Background on Geographic Routing and Geographic Location Management
        3. 11.3 All-wireless Networks of Femtocells
        4. 11.4 Architecture for Geographic-based All-wireless Networks of Femtocells
        5. 11.5 Location Management Procedures
        6. 11.6 Summary and Conclusions
        7. Acknowledgements
        8. References
      5. Chapter 12: Vertical Handover in Heterogeneous Networks: a Comparative Experimental and Simulation-based Investigation
        1. 12.1 Introduction
        2. 12.2 Preliminaries on VHO
        3. 12.3 Experimental Investigation
        4. 12.4 Simulation-based Investigation
        5. 12.5 Discussion on the VHO in HetNets
        6. 12.6 Conclusions
        7. Acknowledgment
        8. References
    10. Part III: Deployment, Standardization and Field Trials
      1. Chapter 13: Evolution of HetNet Technologies in LTE-advanced Standards
        1. 13.1 Introduction
        2. 13.2 Deployment Scenarios for LTE-advanced HetNet
        3. 13.3 Inter-cell Interference Coordination for HetNet
        4. 13.4 Ongoing Work in Rel-11 LTE-A
        5. 13.5 Conclusion
        6. References
      2. Chapter 14: Macro–Femto Heterogeneous Network Deployment and Management
        1. 14.1 Introduction
        2. 14.2 Frameworks for Macro–Femto Network Deployment and Management
        3. 14.3 Revenue Maximization with WSP-deployed Femto-BSs
        4. 14.4 Summary
        5. References
      3. Chapter 15: Field Trial of LTE Technology
        1. 15.1 Introduction
        2. 15.2 Field Trial Overview
        3. 15.3 Measurement Results
        4. 15.4 Summary Comparison
        5. 15.5 Conclusion
        6. References
    11. Index