Title: Optimisation of CoMP-based cellular network design and its radio network parameters for next generation HetNet using Taguchi's method

Authors: Sarosh K. Dastoor; Upena Dalal; Jignesh Sarvaiya

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Communication, Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Surat, India ' Department of Electronics, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India ' Department of Electronics, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India

Abstract: A heterogeneous network (HetNet) is a complex network made of variable cellular dimensions with different network topology. An erratic network design is valueless, unproductive and expensive. Research paper describes coordination of multipoint transmission, in which a collection of transmitting Base Stations (BS) dynamically harmonises their transmission among themselves, enhancing the coverage to the edge users. The proposed cellular planning strategy uses variable radii cells forming a cluster in a given region to be dimensioned. For a given cluster, minimum distance (dmin) between two cells has been calculated and using proposed (1/3 dmin) dimensioning technique, the coverage radius of cells in a cluster is made, forming a HetNet. By optimising the network; coverage, cost and energy requirements could be minimised and optimisation of network performance parameters like transmission power, tilt and azimuth angle of antenna with the radius of cell provides cost-efficient deployment of a network. The research paper proposes the mathematical dimensioning model for the design of a HetNet as well as its performance parameters using Taguchi's method – a soft computing approach. The proposed approach has been compared with the conventional constant radius approach for dimensioning a network. The total power required to transmit has been drastically reduced by 22.7% as compared to constant radius cellular planning strategy. In addition, throughput of the proposed method was found to be 41.5% higher than the constant radius approach.

Keywords: heterogeneous network; optimisation; orthogonal array; coordination; multipoint transmission; Taguchi's method; azimuth; tilt; energy conservation; throughput; cellular network design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICA.2020.107137

International Journal of Innovative Computing and Applications, 2020 Vol.11 No.2/3, pp.147 - 158

Received: 22 Feb 2019
Accepted: 10 Jul 2019

Published online: 30 Apr 2020 *

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