November 01, 2018

User level performance analysis of multi-hop in-band backhaul for 5G

  • Drozdy A.
  • Kapanen J.
  • Manner J.

In recent years, mobile access networks operating at millimeter wavelengths have received a great deal of attention, as they promise previously unattainably high mobile data rates. At these frequencies, mobile access links are expected to use highly directional beamforming antennas, which are also well suited to backhaul links. Therefore, access points can efficiently act as self-backhauled relays by using the same spectrum, circuits and antennas for mobile access and backhaul links, thus forming a multi-hop in-band backhaul network. The contributions of our paper are extensive simulations to investigate user level performance in such multi-hop networks. We specifically take into account the momentary data traffic of every link in order to calculate the interference. Results quantify the detrimental effect of interference on user level performance. Furthermore, the potential benefit of using the combination of in-band and dedicated backhaul links is evaluated. Additionally, this paper investigates the user level effects of the sudden loss of a link in the backhaul mesh network, and underlines the importance of effective rerouting algorithms. The feasibility of the in-band concept is demonstrated, and we can confirm that the user level experience will surpass the performance provided by previous generation mobile networks.

View Original Article

Recent Publications

January 01, 2018

Fair Dynamic Spectrum Management for QRD-Based Precoding with User Encoding Ordering in Downstream Transmission

In next generation DSL networks such as, employing discrete multi-tone transmission in high frequencies up to 212 MHz, the crosstalk among lines reaches very high levels. To precompensate the crosstalk in downstream transmission, QRD-based precoding has been proposed as a near-optimal dynamic spectrum management (DSM) technique. However, the performance ...

January 01, 2018

Practical Mitigation of Passive Intermodulation in Microstrip Circuits

This paper presents new experimental evidence and a novel practical approach for mitigation of passive intermodulation (PIM) in microstrip circuits fabricated on commercial printed circuit board laminates. The mechanisms of distributed PIM in microstrip circuits are reviewed and a phenomenology of PIM generation due to locally enhanced electromagnetic fields at ...

January 01, 2018

Efficient Cooperative HARQ for Multi-Source Multi-Relay Wireless Networks

In this paper, we compare the performance of three different cooperative Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) protocols for slow-fading half-duplex orthogonal multiple access multiple relay channel. Channel State Information (CSI) is available at the receiving side of each link only. Time Division Multiplexing is assumed, where each orthogonal transmission occurs ...