In this and the following two chapters the focus moves away from networks which are controlled centrally by a base station to a hybrid cellular network which permits cellular operation as well as peer-to-peer operation. Essentially we consider multi-hop wireless networks based on opportunity-driven multiple access (ODMA) which will be shown to reduce the overall transmission power in a system, to be resilient to shadowing and to potentially increase the coverage compared with single-hop transmission. However, for simple receivers and low user density, the actual capacity of UTRA-TDD may be marginally reduced from the maximum non-relaying capacity. This chapter begins the study of ODMA based systems by analysing the implications of relaying in a cellular scenario compared to a conventional nonrelaying system. Initially the interference is analysed by investigating the effect of reduced transmitted power resulting from reduced path loss for a link. The effect of shadowing is considered and it is shown that a relaying system is able to benefit from increased zero mean lognormal shadowing by utilising the diversity of paths available. A correlated shadowing model is developed from a previous model considering both distance and angle of arrival (Klingenbrunn and Mogensen, 1999) to include the shadowing correlation between all transceivers, as they may all be available to receive in a relaying environment. It is shown that while this affects the interference pattern the perturbation is not significant.
|Title of host publication||Next Generation Mobile Access Technologies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Implementing TDD|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
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