Implementation aspects of RF-repeaters in cellular networks
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|Title of host publication||Proceedings of PIMRC, 2010 IEEE 21st Annual International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, September 26-29, 2010, Istanbul,Turkey|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
This paper discusses essential implementation aspects of simple amplify-and-forward type repeaters from the radio network planning point of view. Different RF-repeater configurations are assessed through numerical analysis and field measurements in WCDMA network. The target of this paper is to show some important factors regarding the repeater deployment, which have significant impact on the overall cellular network efficiency. The paper shows the impact of repeater donor antenna beam width on the repeater deployment flexibility. Moreover, the impact of repeater on the optimum BS antenna tilt angle is presented using two macrocellular topologies. Finally, the significance of repeater placement in the repeater antenna line is emphasized through field measurements using an outdoor-to-indoor repeater configuration for WCDMA.