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Utilization of an indoor DAS for repeater deployment in WCDMA

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of VTC2006-Spring, 2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, May 7-10, 2006, Melbourne, Australia
Pages5 p
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to assess the applicability of a repeater connected to a distributed antenna system for improving indoor capacity in UMTS radio network. A guarantee of sufficient coverage and capacity for in-building areas constitutes a considerable issue in topology planning, because in both links, indoor users produce high interference to the outdoor network due to significant indoor propagation losses. Presented configuration effectively exploits effectively a repeater system that amplifies the signal from the outdoor network and delivers it for indoor locations through distributed antenna system. Implementation of the analyzed repeater system is straightforward as it does not require usage of separate carrier. Moreover, any separate scrambling codes do not have to be dedicated either. Conducted measurement campaigns reveal improvement of radio conditions due to repeater implementation that results in 35% gain of downlink capacity for indoor locations. Furthermore, in the analyzed scenario, the average value of SIR is improved by 3.41 dB that might lead to an increase of capacity in HSDPA as well. Simultaneously, the executed measurements illustrate the positive impact of the indoor DAS solution on the downlink capacity of the surrounding macrocellular network.

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