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LTE, WiMAX and WLAN Network Design, Optimization and Performance Analysis

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A technological overview of LTE and WiMAX

LTE, WiMAX and WLAN Network Design, Optimization and Performance Analysis provides a practical guide to LTE and WiMAX technologies introducing various tools and concepts used within. In addition, topics such as traffic modelling of IP-centric networks, RF propagation, fading, mobility, and indoor coverage are explored; new techniques which increase throughput such as MIMO and AAS technology are highlighted; and simulation, network design and performance analysis are also examined. Finally, in the latter part of the book Korowajczuk gives a step-by-step guide to network design, providing readers with the capability to build reliable and robust data networks.

By focusing on LTE and WiMAX this book extends current network planning approaches to next generation wireless systems based on OFDMA, providing an essential resource for engineers and operators of fixed and wireless broadband data access networks. With information presented in a sequential format, LTE, WiMAX and WLAN Network Design, Optimization and Performance Analysis aids a progressive development of knowledge, complementing latter graduate and postgraduate courses while also providing a valuable resource to network designers, equipment vendors, reference material, operators, consultants, and regulators.

Key Features:

  • One of the first books to comprehensively explain and evaluate LTE

  • Provides an unique explanation of the basic concepts involved in wireless broadband technologies and their applications in LTE, WiMAX, and WLAN before progressing to the network design

  • Demonstrates the application of network planning for LTE and WiMAX with theoretical and practical approaches

  • Includes all aspects of system design and optimization, such as dynamic traffic simulations, multi-layered traffic analysis, statistical interference analysis, and performance estimations

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. List of Figures
  6. List of Tables
  7. About the Author
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. List of Abbreviations
  11. Introduction
  12. Chapter 1: The Business Plan
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Market Plan
    3. 1.3 The Engineering Plan
    4. 1.4 The Financial Plan
    5. 1.5 Business Case Questionnaire
    6. 1.6 Implementing the Business Plan
  13. Chapter 2: Data Transmission
    1. 2.1 History of the Internet
    2. 2.2 Network Modeling
    3. 2.3 Internet Network Architecture
    4. 2.4 The Physical Layer
    5. 2.5 The Data Link Layer
    6. 2.6 Network Layer
    7. 2.7 Transport Protocols
    8. 2.8 Routing Protocols
    9. 2.9 Application Protocols
    10. 2.10 The World Wide Web (WWW)
  14. Chapter 3: Market Modeling
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Data Traffic Characterization
    3. 3.3 Service Plan (SP) and Service Level Agreement (SLA)
    4. 3.4 User Service Classes
    5. 3.5 Applications
    6. 3.6 Over-Subscription Ratio (OSR)
    7. 3.7 Services Summary
    8. 3.8 RF Environment
    9. 3.9 Terminals
    10. 3.10 Antenna Height
    11. 3.11 Geographic User Distribution
    12. 3.12 Network Traffic Modeling
    13. 3.13 KPI (Key Performance Indicator) Establishment
    14. 3.14 Wireless Infrastructure
  15. Chapter 4: Signal Processing Fundamentals
    1. 4.1 Digitizing Analog Signals
    2. 4.2 Digital Data Representation in the Frequency Domain (Spectrum)
    3. 4.3 Orthogonal Signals
    4. 4.4 Combining Shifted Copies of a Sine Wave
    5. 4.5 Carrier Modulation
  16. Chapter 5: RF Channel Analysis
    1. 5.1 The Signal
    2. 5.2 The RF Channel
    3. 5.3 RF Signal Propagation
    4. 5.4 RF Channel in the Frequency Domain
    5. 5.5 RF Channel in Time Domain
    6. 5.6 RF Channel in the Power Domain
    7. 5.7 Standardized Channel Models
    8. 5.8 RF Environment
    9. 5.9 Fading
  17. Chapter 6: RF Channel Performance Prediction
    1. 6.1 Advanced RF Propagation Models
    2. 6.2 RF Measurements and Propagation Model Calibration
    3. 6.3 RF Interference Issues
    4. 6.4 Interference Mitigation Techniques
    5. 6.5 RF Spectrum Usage and Resource Planning
    6. 6.6 Availability
  18. Chapter 7: OFDM
    1. 7.1 Multiplexing
    2. 7.2 Other PAPR Reduction Methods
    3. 7.3 De-Multiplexing
    4. 7.4 Cyclic Prefix
    5. 7.5 OFDMA
    6. 7.6 Duplexing
    7. 7.7 Synchronization
    8. 7.8 RF Channel Information Detection
    9. 7.9 Error Correction Techniques
    10. 7.10 Resource Allocation and Scheduling
    11. 7.11 Establishing Wireless Data Communications
  19. Chapter 8: OFDM Implementation
    1. 8.1 Transmit Side
    2. 8.2 Receive Side
  20. Chapter 9: Wireless Communications Network (WCN)
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 Wireless Access Network
    3. 9.3 Core Network
  21. Chapter 10: Antenna and Advanced Antenna Systems
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 Antenna Basics
    3. 10.3 Antenna Radiation
    4. 10.4 Antenna Types
    5. 10.5 Antenna Characteristics
    6. 10.6 Multiple Antennas Arrangements
    7. 10.7 Receive Diversity
    8. 10.8 Transmit Diversity
    9. 10.9 Transmit and Receive Diversity (TRD)
    10. 10.10 Spatial Multiplexing (Matrix B)
    11. 10.11 Diversity Performance
    12. 10.12 Antenna Array System (AAS), Advanced Antenna System (AAS) or Adaptive Antenna Steering (AAS) or Beamforming
  22. Chapter 11: Radio Performance
    1. 11.1 Introduction
    2. 11.2 Input RF Noise
    3. 11.3 Receive Circuit Noise
    4. 11.4 Signal to Noise Ratio
    5. 11.5 Radio Sensitivity Calculations
    6. 11.6 Radio Configuration
  23. Chapter 12: Wireless LAN
    1. 12.1 Standardization
    2. 12.2 Architecture
    3. 12.3 The IEEE Std 802.11-2007
    4. 12.4 Enhancements for Higher Throughputs, Amendment 5: 802.11n-2009
    5. 12.5 Work in Progress
    6. 12.6 Throughput
  24. Chapter 13: WiMAX
    1. 13.1 Standardization
    2. 13.2 Network Architecture
    3. 13.3 Physical Layer (PHY)
    4. 13.4 Multiple Access OFDMA
    5. 13.5 WiMAX Network Layers
    6. 13.6 WiMAX Operation Phases
    7. 13.7 WiMAX Interference Reduction Techniques
    8. 13.8 WiMAX Resource Planning
  25. Chapter 14: Universal Mobile Telecommunication System—Long Term Evolution (UMTS-LTE)
    1. 14.1 Introduction
    2. 14.2 Standardization
    3. 14.3 Frequency Bands
    4. 14.4 Architecture
    5. 14.5 Wireless Message Flow and Protocol Stack
    6. 14.6 Wireline Message Flow and Protocol Stacks
    7. 14.7 Identifiers
    8. 14.8 HARQ Procedure
    9. 14.9 Scrambling Sequences
    10. 14.10 Physical Layer (PHY)
    11. 14.11 PHY Structure
    12. 14.12 PHY TDD
    13. 14.13 Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS)
    14. 14.14 Call Placement Scenario
    15. 14.15 PHY Characteristics and Performance
    16. 14.16 Multiple Antennas in LTE
    17. 14.17 Resource Planning in LTE
    18. 14.18 Self-Organizing Network (SON)
    19. 14.19 RAT (Radio Access Technology) Internetworking
    20. 14.20 LTE Radio Propagation Channel Considerations
    21. 14.21 Handover Procedures in LTE
    22. 14.22 Measurements
    23. 14.23 LTE Practical System Capacity
    24. 14.24 Synchronization
    25. 14.25 Beyond 4G
  26. Chapter 15: Broadband Standards Comparison
    1. 15.1 Introduction
    2. 15.2 Performance Tables
  27. Chapter 16: Wireless Network Design
    1. 16.1 Introduction
    2. 16.2 Wireless Market Modeling
    3. 16.3 Wireless Network Strategy
    4. 16.4 Wireless Network Design
    5. 16.5 Wireless Network Optimization
    6. 16.6 Wireless Network Performance Assessment
  28. Chapter 17: Wireless Market Modeling
    1. 17.1 Findings Phase
    2. 17.2 Area of Interest (AoI) Modeling
    3. 17.3 Terrain Databases (GIS Geographic Information System)
    4. 17.4 Demographic Databases
    5. 17.5 Service Modeling
    6. 17.6 Environment Modeling
    7. 17.7 User Terminal Modeling
    8. 17.8 Service Class Modeling
    9. 17.9 User Distribution Modeling
    10. 17.10 Traffic Distribution Modeling
  29. Chapter 18: Wireless Network Strategy
    1. 18.1 Define Spectrum Usage Strategy
    2. 18.2 Deployment Strategy
    3. 18.3 Core Equipment
    4. 18.4 Base Station Equipment
    5. 18.5 Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)
    6. 18.6 Link Budget
    7. 18.7 Backhaul Equipment
    8. 18.8 Land Line Access Points of Presence (PoP)
    9. 18.9 List of Available Site Locations
  30. Chapter 19: Wireless Network Design
    1. 19.1 Field Measurement Campaign
    2. 19.2 Measurement Processing
    3. 19.3 Propagation Models and Parameters
    4. 19.4 Site Location
    5. 19.5 Run Initial Site Predictions
    6. 19.6 Static Traffic Simulation
    7. 19.7 Adjust Design for Area and Traffic Coverage
    8. 19.8 Configure Backhaul Links and Perform Backhaul Predictions
    9. 19.9 Perform Signal Level Predictions with Extended Radius
  31. Chapter 20: Wireless Network Optimization
    1. 20.1 Cell Enhancement or Footprint Optimization
    2. 20.2 Resource Optimization
  32. Chapter 21: Wireless Network Performance Assessment
    1. 21.1 Perform Dynamic Traffic Simulation
    2. 21.2 Performance
    3. 21.3 Perform Network Performance Predictions
    4. 21.4 Backhaul Links Performance
    5. 21.5 Analyze Performance Results, Analyze Impact on CAPEX, OPEX and ROI
  33. Chapter 22: Basic Mathematical Concepts Used in Wireless Networks
    1. 22.1 Circle Relationships
    2. 22.2 Numbers and Vectors
    3. 22.3 Functions Decomposition
    4. 22.4 Sinusoids
    5. 22.5 Fourier Analysis
    6. 22.6 Statistical Probability Distributions
  34. Appendix
    1. List of Equations
  35. Further Reading
  36. Index