Capacity of Sectorized Distributed Networks Employing Adaptive Collaboration from Remote Antennas

Jonghyun PARK  Ju Wook JANG  Sang-Gyu PARK  Wonjin SUNG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.12   pp.3534-3537
Publication Date: 2010/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.3534
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Wireless Distributed Networks)
capacity,  collaborative transmission,  distributed network,  remote antennas,  cellular system,  

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Distributed networks employing collaborative transmission (CT) from remote antennas can provide improved system capacity and cell-edge performance, by using appropriate transmission strategies. When compared to conventional non-collaborative transmission (NCT) from one base station (BS), we show that CT from two adjacent BSs can be beneficial in terms of the capacity, even when the transmission rate is normalized by the number of collaborating BSs. We further demonstrate that performing adaptive transmission (AT) between NCT and CT based on the instantaneous channel conditions provide an additional gain in capacity. The exact amount of achievable gain is quantified by the closed-form formula for the capacity distribution, which is derived using the Jacobian transformation. The presented distribution is immediately applicable to 6-sectored distributed cellular network, for which we present numerical verification of the results.