Decode-and-Forward Relay Placement for Maximum Cell Spectral Efficiency

Conference: European Wireless 2012 - 18th European Wireless Conference 2012
04/18/2012 - 04/20/2012 at Poznan, Poland

Proceedings: European Wireless 2012

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

Sambale, Klaus; Walke, Bernhard (Communication Networks (ComNets) Research Group, Faculty 6, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

To meet increasing capacity demands in mobile radio networks Decode-and-Forward (DF) Relay Stations (RSs) have been proposed. In our work we investigate the potential of low power DF-RSs to increase the Cell Spectral Efficiency (CSE) under rate fair scheduling. We introduce a model based on simulated-annealing to find optimal position and antenna height for DF-RSs in a cellular network. The results show that three small-sized low power DF-RSs per cell (sector) that operate simultaneously almost doubles the CSE compared to a network without RSs.