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Performance Comparison of Small Cell and Distributed Antenna Systems for In-Building Mobile Communications

Alade, Temitope ORCID: and Ahmed, Q.Z. (2019) Performance Comparison of Small Cell and Distributed Antenna Systems for In-Building Mobile Communications. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. pp. 1-6. ISSN 2577-2465

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To bring fifth generation (5G) mobile communication
capabilities to indoor users, small cells and distributed
antenna systems are two promising technologies being considered. This paper investigates and compares the performance of indoor deployed small cell base station (SBS) and indoor distributed antenna systems (DAS) in an isolated multi-storey building. Each floor of the building is equipped with either an indoor SBS or an indoor DAS where geographically distributed remote radio heads (RRHs) are connected to a central unit (CU), and frequency reuse is employed among floors. Signal
propagation characteristics within multi-storey buildings and the impact of inter floor interference on performance is analysed and compared for both systems. The effect of different reuse distances, pathloss exponents, penetration loss and co-channel interference on achievable rate is analysed over a wide range of potential mobile equipment (ME) locations.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: small cells, DAS, Distributed Antenna System, do-channel interference, multi-floor in-building propagation, spectral efficiency
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Temitope Alade
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 16:08
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:27

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