Cooperative wireless relay networks and the impact of fade duration
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In wireless communication networks, the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) parameters are mostly based on the average signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Other parameters such as site selection during call initiation, handoff, relay selection etc., are all based on SNR. SNR has been commonly used as a benchmark and has masked the real picture of the wireless network. In some instances, it might be misleading. This is mainly due to the fact that rapid fluctuation of the signal (i.e., fading) is not taken into account in the selection criteria. Such rapid signal change may cause significant loss of information, degrade signal quality for voice or video connections, or could make the channel coding fail. An alternative method to using SNR in a wireless network is to consider fading. Such parameters include average fade duration (AFD) and fade duration outage probability (FDOP), which are based on time correlation statistics. Both the AFD and the FDOP are computed in reference to a threshold value for signal quality. The main purpose of this dissertation work is to apply FDOP and AFD in broad wireless network applications and show that such methods need to be used in 5G and beyond wireless communication. The specific applications that are studied are cooperative relaying, neighbor cell list, and femtocell sleep mode activation. In all of those applications, the use of fade duration is novel. Because fade duration methods more accurately control the fading nature and the true quality of the signal, its application is vital to get the true nature of quality of service performance in wireless communication networks.
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Introduction -- Multi-hop relay selection based on fade durations -- Fade duration based neighbor cell list optimization for handover in femtocell networks -- Fade duration based sleep mode activation in dense Femtocell cluster -- Conclusions and future workix, 81 pages
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)