System Level Simulation to Evaluate the Interference in Macrocell-Picocell Downlink Systems

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ACM
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Conference Proceeding
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Proceedings of the 8th ACM workshop on Performance monitoring and measurement of heterogeneous wireless and wired networks, 2013, pp. 125 - 131
Issue Date:
2013-01
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System level simulations are required to evaluate the influences of cell planning, scheduling, or interference management methods on the performance of the new mobile network technologies. Interference is one of the important challenges when co-channel is used as the frequency deployment for macrocell- picocell scenario. Interference could degrade the system throughput especially for users located in cell edge regions. Therefore, a system level analysis is needed to assess the performance of macrocell-picocell scenario when an interference management technique is deployed. This paper presents a structure for system level simulation based on MATLAB to evaluate the performance of macrocell-picocell heterogeneous networks in the framework of International Mobile Communication (IMT)-Advanced evaluation. Then, the performance of an enhanced intercell interference coordination (eICIC) method is evaluated through the proposed structure.
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