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Overcoming the limits imposed by cellular boundaries with iCAR
Author(s): Hongyi Wu; Chunming Qiao
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Paper Abstract

iCAR is a new wireless system architecture based on the integration of cellular and modern ad-hoc relaying technologies. It addresses the congestion problem due to limited channel access in a cellular system and provides interoperability for heterogeneous networks. The iCAR system can efficiently balance traffic loads and share channel resource between cells by using ad-hoc relaying stations (ARS) to relay traffic from one cell to another dynamically. The concept of iCAR can be generalized to provide seamless integration of broadband wireless access systems and in particular, realize the vision for having anytime and anywhere ubiquitous wireless access. Analyzing the performance of iCAR is nontrivial as the classic Erlang-B formula no longer applied when relaying is used. In this paper, we build multi-dimensional Markov chains to analyze the performance of the iCAR system in terms of the call blocking probability. In particular, we develop an approximate model as well as an accurate model. While it can be time-consuming and tedious to obtain the solutions of the accurate model, the approximate model yields analytical results that are close to the simulation results we obtained previously. Our results show that with a limited number of ARS's, the call blocking probability in a congested cell as well as the overall system can be reduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4586, Wireless and Mobile Communications, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445241
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Hongyi Wu, SUNY/Buffalo (United States)
Chunming Qiao, SUNY/Buffalo (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4586:
Wireless and Mobile Communications
Hequan Wu; Jari Vaario, Editor(s)

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