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Wireless Communications & Networking by Vijay Garg

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CHAPTER 5 Fundamentals of Cellular Communications

5.1 Introduction

In this chapter, we present the concept of a cellular system and discuss the fundamentals of cellular communications. We develop a relationship between reuse ratio (q) and cluster size or reuse factor (N) for hexagonal cell geometry, as well as study cochannel interference for omnidirectional and sectorized cells. We also discuss cell splitting and segmentation procedures used in cellular systems.

5.2 Cellular Systems

Most commercial radio and television systems are designed to cover as much area as possible. These systems typically operate at maximum power and with the tallest antennas allowed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The frequency used by the transmitter ...

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