Impact of load balancing on rate coverage performance in millimeter wave cellular heterogeneous networks

Simin Xu, Nan Yang, Shihao Yan

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Abstract

We conduct novel analysis to assess the impact of load balancing on the rate coverage performance in a millimeter wave (mmWave) cellular heterogeneous network (HetNet) with a macro-tier and a micro- tier. To ensure the generality of our analysis, we adopt the Poisson point process for the location of base stations (BSs) and user equipments, the line- of-sight ball model for mmWave links, the sectored antenna model for key antenna array characteristics, and Nakagami-m fading for wireless channels. We first analyze the loads of macro- and micro-tier BSs, based on which we derive a new expression for the rate coverage probability of the network. Through numerical results, we demonstrate the correctness of our analysis. In addition, we thoroughly examine the impact of load balancing and various network parameters on the rate coverage probability in various scenarios, offering valuable guidelines into the design of practical mmWave HetNets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538643280
ISBN (Print)9781538643297
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2018 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: 20 May 201824 May 2018

Publication series

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ISSN (Electronic)2474-9133

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2018
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City
Period20/05/1824/05/18

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