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Modelling and planning fixed wireless networks

Hurley, Stephen, Allen, Stuart Michael, Ryan, Desmond and Taplin, Richard Keith 2010. Modelling and planning fixed wireless networks. Wireless Networks 16 (3) , pp. 577-592. 10.1007/s11276-008-0155-9

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Abstract

This paper describes a mathematical model for the automated design of fixed wireless access networks (FWA) through the automatic selection and configuration of base station sites. An optimisation algorithm is presented which generates the fixed wireless access network infrastructure design, and results are presented to illustrate the use of the model and its implementation. Economic measures based on the net present value (NPV) are defined to assess the financial viability of potential network designs. The NPV is used within the mathematical optimization framework to produce cost-effective deployments that maximize economic performance while maintaining technical constraints on the network. The model takes into account time-varying input parameters on CapEx, OpEx, revenues and subscriber requirements to model the dynamic nature of the market. Technical radio constraints taken into account include downlink area coverage, interference, capacity and availability. The model and optimisation framework are illustrated by considering the deployment and configuration of infrastructure for three scenarios representing urban, suburban and rural regions. Experiments illustrating the staged deployment of infrastructure over a number of time periods are also presented.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: FWA networks; Discrete optimisation; Downlink network planning; Mathematical model; Base station selection; Antenna configuration
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1022-0038
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:56
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/14106

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