Coverage Analysis for Indoor-Outdoor Coexistence for Millimetre-Wave Communication

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Turkmen A., Mollel M. S., Ozturk M., Yao S., Zhang L., Ghannam R., ...More

2019 UK/China Emerging Technologies, UCET 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 21 - 22 August 2019 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ucet.2019.8881890
  • City: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2019 IEEE.Milimeter-wave (mm-wave) communication, which has already been a part of the fifth generation of mobile communication networks (5G), would result in ultra dense small cell deployments due to its limited coverage characteristics. In such an environment, outdoor base stations (BS) will get closer to the buildings, in which users are covered and served by indoor small cells that in turn degrades the user Quality of Experience (QoE) owing to the increased interference caused by the outdoor BSS. In this paper, indoor coverage analysis is conducted by considering a scenario, which includes a multi-storey building and two identical indoor femtocell and outdoor BS operating at 28 GHz. During the simulations, impacts of the outdoor BS's transmit power and distance to the building on the indoor coverage are investigated. In addition, various material types, namely one layer brick, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 28 GHz concrete, ITU 28 GHz glass, and ITU 28 GHz wood, for the building walls are tested. Results reveal that dielectric properties of the materials are the key factors in determining the severity of the interference caused by the outdoor BS, paving the way for including the effects of material type in network designing and smart city planning.