A tractable approach to small cell dimensioning

Yanyan Wu*

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Dynamic dimensioning adapting both base station (BS) density and maximum BS transmission power for varying traffic demands requires a tractable approach to two competing objectives of cell planning: coverage and rate capacity. This paper introduces a mathematical modeling of spatial distributions of other cell interference (OCIF) and interference to own-cell power ratio (IOPR) for down-link reception with respect to the distance between a mobile and its serving BS following the best-cell configuration. This allows a more realistic evaluation of the relation between coverage and capacity than nearest-cell configuration, based on which analytical results of maximum BS transmission power vs. cell size, and (admitted) user density vs. cell size are derived for small-cell dimensioning purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538617342
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018
Event2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2018 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 15 Apr 201818 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511


Conference2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2018


  • Cell Dimensioning
  • Coverage and capacity

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