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Backhaul-Aware Dimensioning and Planning of Millimeter-Wave Small Cell Networks

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Department of Signal Theory, Telematics and Communications, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Research Center on Information and Communication Technologies, University of Granada, 18014 Granada, Spain
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Electronics 2020, 9(9), 1429; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091429
Received: 6 August 2020 / Revised: 26 August 2020 / Accepted: 29 August 2020 / Published: 2 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Radio Access Network Planning and Management)
The massive deployment of Small Cells (SCs) is increasingly being adopted by mobile operators to face the exponentially growing traffic demand. Using the millimeter-wave (mmWave) band in the access and backhaul networks will be key to provide the capacity that meets such demand. However, dimensioning and planning have become complex tasks, because the capacity requirements for mmWave links can significantly vary with the SC location. In this work, we address the problem of SC planning considering the backhaul constraints, assuming that a line-of-sight (LOS) between the nodes is required to reliably support the traffic demand. Such a LOS condition reduces the set of potential site locations. Simulation results show that, under certain conditions, the proposed algorithm is effective in finding solutions and strongly efficient in computational cost when compared to exhaustive search approaches. View Full-Text
Keywords: cell planning; Fifth Generation; Small Cells; Heterogeneous Networks; millimeter-wave cell planning; Fifth Generation; Small Cells; Heterogeneous Networks; millimeter-wave
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Muñoz, P.; Adamuz-Hinojosa, O.; Ameigeiras, P.; Navarro-Ortiz, J.; Ramos-Muñoz, J.J. Backhaul-Aware Dimensioning and Planning of Millimeter-Wave Small Cell Networks. Electronics 2020, 9, 1429. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091429

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Muñoz P, Adamuz-Hinojosa O, Ameigeiras P, Navarro-Ortiz J, Ramos-Muñoz JJ. Backhaul-Aware Dimensioning and Planning of Millimeter-Wave Small Cell Networks. Electronics. 2020; 9(9):1429. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091429

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Muñoz, Pablo, Oscar Adamuz-Hinojosa, Pablo Ameigeiras, Jorge Navarro-Ortiz, and Juan J. Ramos-Muñoz 2020. "Backhaul-Aware Dimensioning and Planning of Millimeter-Wave Small Cell Networks" Electronics 9, no. 9: 1429. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091429

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