Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

Heterogeneous Cellular Networks : Theory, Simulation and Deployment

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This detailed, up-to-date introduction to heterogeneous cellular networking introduces its characteristic features, the technology underpinning it and the issues surrounding its use. Comprehensive and in-depth coverage of core topics catalogue the most advanced, innovative technologies used in designing and deploying heterogeneous cellular networks, including system-level simulation and evaluation, self-organisation, range expansion, cooperative relaying, network MIMO, network coding and cognitive radio. Practical design considerations and engineering tradeoffs are also discussed in detail, including handover management, energy efficiency and interference management techniques. A range of real-world case studies, provided by industrial partners, illustrate the latest trends in heterogeneous cellular networks development. Written by leading figures from industry and academia, this is an invaluable resource for all researchers and practitioners working in the field of mobile communications.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 140 b/w illus. 70 tables
  • 1139149709
  • 9781139149709

Table of contents

1. Introduction Xiaoli Chu, David Lopez-Perez, Fredrik Gunnarsson and Yang Yang; 2. Radio propagation modeling Zhihua Lai, Guillaume Villemaud, Meiling Luo and Jie Zhang; 3. System-level simulation and evaluation models David Lopez-Perez and Mats Folke; 4. Access mechanisms Vikram Chandrasekhar, Tony Ekpenyong and Ralf Bendlin; 5. Interference modeling and spectrum allocation in two-tier networks Tony Q. S. Quek and Marios Kountouris; 6. Self-organization Fredrik Gunnarsson; 7. Dynamic interference management Ismail Guvenc, Fredrik Gunnarsson and David Lopez-Perez; 8. Uncoordinated femtocell deployments David Lopez-Perez, Xiaoli Chu and Holger Claussen; 9. Mobility and handover management Huaxia Chen, Shengyao Jin, Honglin Hu, Yang Yang, David Lopez-Perez, Ismail Guvenc and Xiaoli Chu; 10. Cooperative relaying Jing Xu, Jiang Wang and Ting Zhou; 11. Network MIMO techniques Gan Zheng, Yongming Huang and Kai-Kit Wong; 12. Network coding Haishi Ning and Cong Ling; 13. Cognitive radio Miguel Lopez Benitez; 14. Energy-efficient architectures and techniques Weisi Guo, Min Chen and Athanasios V. Vasilakos.
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