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SENSITIVITY OF CELLULAR WIRELESS NETWORK PERFORMANCE TO SYSTEM & PROPAGATION PARAMETERS AT CARRIER FREQUENCIES GREATER THAN 2 GHz

By K. A. Anang, P. B. Rapajic, L. Bello, and R. Wu

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Abstract:
In this paper, mathematical analysis supported by computer simulation is used to investigate the impact of both system and propagation loss parameters on the performance of cellular wireless network operating at microwave carrier frequencies greater than 2 GHz, where multiple tier of co-channel interfering cells are considered to be active. The two-slope path loss model and the uplink information capacity of the cellular network is used for the performance analysis. Results show that for carrier frequencies greater than 2 GHz and smaller cell radius multiple tier of co-channel interfering cells become active as compared to carrier frequencies lesser than 2 GHz. The multiple tier of co-channel interfering cells, leads to a decrease in the information capacity of the cellular wireless network. The results also show that the system performance is sensitive to most of the propagation model parameters such as the basic and extra path loss exponent.

Citation:
K. A. Anang, P. B. Rapajic, L. Bello, and R. Wu, "Sensitivity of cellular wireless network performance to system & propagation parameters at carrier frequencies greater than 2 GHz," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 40, 31-54, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERB12012303
http://www.jpier.org/pierb/pier.php?paper=12012303

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