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User association in 5G heterogeneous networks exploiting multi-slope path loss model

Munir, H and Hassan, SA and Pervaiz, H and Ni, Q and Musavian, L (2017) User association in 5G heterogeneous networks exploiting multi-slope path loss model. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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© 2017 IEEE. Traffic offloading via small cells is important to realize the benefits of multi-tier heterogeneous networks (HetNets). Currently, the user association techniques are under the influence of single slope path loss model. The densification of networks and irregular cell patterns have increased the variations in both the link distances and interferences; making single slope path loss models less accurate. In this paper, we consider the downlink of a HetNet with picocells overlaid on a macrocell and propose a framework for user association with dual slope path loss model. Simulation results show that the dual slope model improves the system performance compared to the standard single slope model by offloading more traffic from macro-tier to pico-tier; the effect being more significant at higher edge user density. Furthermore, the user association is highly dependent on the path loss exponents in a dual slope model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Proceedings of the 2017 2nd Workshop on Recent Trends in Telecommunications Research, RTTR 2017
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 09:28
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:16

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