Wireless Distributed Network: For Flexible Networking and Radio Resource Management

Seiichi SAMPEI
Shinsuke IBI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B    No.12    pp.3218-3227
Publication Date: 2010/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.3218
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Wireless Distributed Networks)
wireless distributed network,  heterogeneous network,  autonomous distributed networks,  cognitive radio,  cooperative transmission,  radio resource management,  

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This paper proposes a concept for a new technical field called wireless distributed network (WDN) as a strategic technical field to enable flexible networking and radio resource management (RRM) to cope with dynamic variation of spatially distributed traffic demands. As the core technical subject areas for the WDN, this paper identifies distributed networking for flexible network creation, cooperative transmission and reception for flexible link creation, and dynamic spectrum access for flexible radio resource management, and explains their technical features and challenges for constructing the WDN. This paper also discusses some already being studied application fields as well as potential future directions of the WDN applications.