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Analysis of vertical and horizontal sectorization in suburban environment using 3D ray tracing

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

The target of this paper is to analyze and compare the performance of vertical sectorization, super cell deployment, and higher order horizontal sectorization in a real world suburban environment, using a 3D ray tracing technique. The impact of using different antenna beamwidth for inner and outer sectors in a horizontal plane, impact of elevation angle separation between the vertical sectors, and different tilts for the sectors was also investigated. The simulation results show that the super cell deployment helps in improving the Signal to Interference Ratio (SIR) of inner as well as outer sector, however the vertical sectorization still provides better area spectral efficiency compared to super cell configuration due to higher cell density. The simulation results revealed that in terms of spectral efficiency the vertical sectorization is highly in-efficient and higher order horizontal sectorization shows far better result, and also keeps a healthy balance of traffic share between the sectors.

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Keywords

  • 3D ray tracing, Antenna Pattern, High Order Sectorization, Super Cell, Vertical Sectorization

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