Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

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Rose Qingyang Hu, Yi Qian
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 3, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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A timely publication providing coverage of radio resourcemanagement, mobility management and standardization inheterogeneous cellular networks

The topic of heterogeneous cellular networks has gained momentumin industry and the research community, attracting the attention ofstandardization bodies such as 3GPP LTE and IEEE 802.16j, whoseobjectives are looking into increasing the capacity and coverage ofthe cellular networks. This book focuses on recentprogresses,  covering the related topics including scenariosof heterogeneous network deployment, interference management in theheterogeneous network deployment, carrier aggregation in aheterogeneous network, cognitive radio, cell selection/reselectionand load balancing, mobility and handover management, capacity andcoverage optimization for heterogeneous networks, trafficmanagement and congestion control.

This book enables readers to better understand the technicaldetails and performance gains that     are madepossible by this state-of-the-art technology. It contains theinformation necessary for researchers and engineers wishing tobuild and deploy highly efficient wireless networks themselves. Toenhance this practical understanding, the book is structured tosystematically lead the reader through a series of case-studies ofreal world scenarios.

Key features:

  • Presents this new paradigm in cellular network domain: aheterogeneous network containing network nodes with differentcharacteristics such as transmission power and RF coveragearea
  • Provides a clear approach by containing tables, illustrations,industry case studies, tutorials and examples to cover the relatedtopics
  • Includes new research results and state-of-the-arttechnological developments and implementation issues

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1 Overview of Heterogeneous Networks
Part I Radio Resource and Interference Management
Part II Mobility and Handover Management
Part III Deployment Standardization and Field Trials

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Rose Qingyang Hu is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University. Her current research interests include interference management, cooperative communications, cognitive radio, mobility, security, QoS and green networking in wireless networks.

Yi Qian is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). His research interests include information assurance and network security, network design, network modelling, simulation and performance analysis for next generation wireless networks, high-speed networks and the Internet.

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