Optimization of Wireless Access Point Placement in Realistic Urban Heterogeneous Networks

The placement of the Access Points (APs) has a significant impact on the wireless system performance, especially for irregular heterogeneous networks with hierarchical APs such as macro/micro base-stations, pico-stations, and femto-stations. Traditional system modeling and optimization are based on the regular 2D hexagonal cellular topology and a set of predefined large-scale propagation models, which is highly abstract and may be inaccurate. This paper considers the AP placement optimization problem in realistic deployment environments, where radio-wave propagation characteristics are accurately modeled using ray-tracing techniques.

Provided by: University of Toledo Topic: Networking Date Added: Nov 2012 Format: PDF

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