Impact of Shadowing Correlation on Spectrum Efficiency of a Power Controlled Cellular System

Kentarou SAWA
Eisuke KUDOH
Fumiyuki ADACHI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B    No.7    pp.1964-1969
Publication Date: 2004/07/01
Online ISSN: 
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
cellular system,  frequency reuse distance,  transmit power control,  outage,  shadowing correlation,  

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Independent shadowing losses are often assumed for computing the frequency reuse distance of cellular mobile communication systems. However, shadowing losses may be partially correlated since the obstacles surrounding a mobile station block similarly the desired signal and interfering signals. We investigate, by computer simulation, how the shadowing correlation impacts the frequency reuse distance of a power controlled cellular system. It is pointed out that the shadowing correlation impacts the frequency reuse distance differently for the uplink and downlink.