Capacity and Interference Analysis of Multicell GDMA Systems using 3-Dimensional Smart Antennas by Titus Tin Hing Cheung Bachelor of Applied Science, The University of British Columbia A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF T H E REQUIREMENTS FOR T H E DEGREE OF MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE In THE F A C U L T Y OF GRADUATE STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF E L E C T R I C A L ENGINEERING We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA March 2003 © Titus Tin Hing Cheung, 2003 In presenting degree freely at this the available copying of department publication of in partial fulfilment University of British Columbia, for this or thesis reference thesis by this for his thesis and study. scholarly or for her of I I further purposes gain shall requirements agree that agree may representatives. financial the be It not is of The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Date DE-6 (2788) ^ Library an advanced shall permission for granted by understood be permission. Department that the for allowed the make extensive head that without it of copying my my or written Abstract In this thesis, we derive analytical expressions for the interference and estimate the capacity of a CDMA based wireless system for indoor mobiles in 6 groups of high riser buildings occupying 6 building blocks of a typical high density downtown city environment. The analysis compares the performances of a single element panel antenna, a 1-dimensional linear array, and a 3-dimensional vertical planar array. We further consider an appropriate 3-dimensional urban model representative for such an environment, and based upon this model, a more accurate 3-dimensional user distribution is introduced. Our work has shown that, for such an environment, the traditional assumption of uniform user distribution is not valid. It is found that by arranging smart antenna elements in specific 2- and 3-dimensional geometries, reduction of sidelobes and significant improvements in the directivity can be achieved with the same number of elements traditionally used in a 1-dimensional linear array. For a more accurate analysis, short dipoles and panel antenna elements are used instead of isotropic point sources. Surface plots for the interference and capacity from the 6 building groups for different vertical and azimuth angles are produced. The capacity with the use of a 3-dimensional smart antenna and the improvement over a linear array are then compared, taken into account of different building materials' and dimensional effects. These performance evaluation results have shown that, as compared to the 1-dimentional linear array employing the same number of antennas, significant capacity improvements are achievable. fl Table of Contents Abstract Vi List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgments ^' Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND C D M A CAPACITY 6 2.1 Introduction 6 2.2 Radiation Pattern and Directivity 6 2.3 1-Dimensional Linear Array 12 2.4 Higher Dimensional Antenna Arrays 16 2.4.1 2-Dimensional Antenna Array 17 2.4.2 3 -Dimensional Antenna Array 19 2.5 CDMA Capacity 24 2.6 Conclusions 27 USER DISTRIBUTION 29 3.1 Introduction 29 3.2 Downtown Model 29 3.3 Modified User Distribution Model 31 3.4 Conclusions 37 M U L T I C E L L INTERFERENCE 39 4.1 Introduction 39 4.2 System Model Assumptions 40 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 IV 4.3 Power Control 42 4.3.1 Reflection Loss 43 4.3.2 Diffraction Loss 50 4.3.3 Building Penetration Loss 51 4.3.4 Distance Path Loss 51 4.3.5 Element Factor 52 4.4 Single Bounce Models 53 4.5 Modified 3-Dimensional Single Bounce Model 54 4.5.1 Interference from Building Group D 56 4.5.2 Interference from Building Group F 4.5.3 InterferencefromBuilding Group C 61 4.5.4 Interference from Building Group E 67 4.5.5 74 4.6 '. Total Interference and Capacity 56 Conclusions 76 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 78 5.1 Introduction 78 5.2 Simulation Parameters and Methodology 78 5.2.1 Simulation Parameters 78 5.2.2 Simulation Methodology 79 5.2.3 Building Group D Intra-cell Interference Simulation Chapter 5 82 5.2.4 Building Group F Interference Simulation 83 5.2.5 83 Building Groups C and I Interference Simulation 5.2.6 Building Groups E and I Interference Simulation 88 V 5.3 Single Element Results 93 5.4 1 x5 Linear Array Results 96 5.5 5x5 Vertical Planar Array Results 100 5.6 Effects of Building Material on System Capacity 103 5.7 Capacity Dependence on Building Dimensions 104 5.8 Conclusions Chapter 6 6.1 6.2 Bibliography 106 CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH 108 Introduction 108 6.1.1 Antenna Array Design 108 6.1.2 Modified User Distribution 108 6.1.3 Multicell Interference 109 6.1.4 Capacity Results 109 Suggestions for Future Research 110 112 List of Tables Table 4.1 Permittivity of Common Building Materials Table 5.1 Capacity Change Relative to Building Materials 103 Table 5.2 Capacity in Single Cell Environment 104 Table 5.3 Effect on Capacity Due to X in Multi Cell Environment 104 Table 5.4 Effect on Capacity Due to W Table 5.5 Effect on Capacity Due to S in Multi Cell Environment 0 cross Vl in Multi Cell Environment. 45 104 104 List of Figures Fig. 2.1 Polar Coordinates for Antennas 7 Fig. 2.2 Radiation Pattern of a Short Dipole 8 Fig. 2.3 Speed Components for a Signal ArrivingfromVertical Angle 6 8 Fig. 2.4 Speed Components for a Signal Arriving from Azimuth Angle </) 10 Fig. 2.5 A Linear Array of 4 Dipoles Spaced Along the X-Axis 13 Fig. 2.6 Azimuth Radiation Pattern for 8 Dipoles 0.5A Spaced 13 Fig. 2.7 Simulation of Panel Antenna Element Factor Fig. 2.8 Azimuth Radiation Pattern of a Panel Antenna Element Fig. 2.9 Azimuth Radiation Pattern for 8 Panel Antenna Elements 14 15 0.5/1 Spaced 16 Fig. 2.10 5x5 Planar Antenna Array 17 Fig. 2.11 Azimuth Radiation Pattern for a 5x5 Planar Array with 0.4A Spaced Elements 18 Fig. 2.12 Ideal Position of 3-Dimensional Array 20 Fig. 2.13 5x5 Vertical Planar Array with Reflector 21 Fig. 2.14 Radiation Pattern of a 1x5 Linear Array with Panel Antenna Elements Radiation Pattern of a 5x5 Vertical Planar Array with Panel 22 Antenna Elements 23 Fig. 2.15 Fig. 2.16 Integral Limits for User Probability Distribution Function Fig. 3.1 Downtown Model (1:50 Scale) 30 Fig. 3.2 Modified User Density (Horizontal) 32 Fig. 3.3 Modified User Density (Vertical) 35 Fig. 3.4 Separation of Building Floors 36 Vll 27 Fig. 4.1 Multicell Interference System Model 42 Fig. 4.2 Electric Field Parallel to Plane of Incidence Side View of City Block 43 Fig. 4.3 Electric Field Normal to Plane of Incidence Top View of City Block 44 Fig. 4.4 3-D Reflection 47 Fig. 4.5 Electric Field Components 49 Fig. 4.6 Shadowed Regions 51 Fig. 4.7 GBCM Model 53 Fig. 4.8 GBEM Model 54 Fig. 4.9 Beam Spot Increase Due to Reflection 57 Fig. 4.10 Distance Ratio for Building Groups D and F 58 Fig. 4.11 Building Group C Interference Zones 62 Fig. 4.12 Distance Ratio for Building Groups C and F 63 Fig. 4.13 Building Group E Interference Zones 68 Fig. 4.14 Distance Ratio for Building Groups E and F 68 Fig. 5.1 Program Flowchart (See Fig. 4.1) 81 Fig. 5.2 Building Group D Intra-cell Interference Simulation 82 Fig. 5.3 Building Group F Interference Simulation for Fig. 4.10 84 Fig. 5.4 Zones Cl and II Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.11 and 4.12 85 Fig. 5.5 Zones C2 and 12 Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.11 and 4.12 86 Fig.5.6 Zones C3 and 13 Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.11 and4.12 87 Fig. 5.7 Zones El and Jl Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.13 and 4.14 89 Fig. 5.8 Zones E2 and J2 Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.13 and 4.14 90 Vlit Fig. 5.9 Zones E3 and J3 Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.13 and 4.14 91 Fig. 5.10 Zones E4 and J4 Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.13 and 4.14 92 Fig. 5.11 Capacity Plot for Single Panel Antenna Fig. 5.12 Interference Plot for Single Panel Antenna From Building Group D 94 Interference Plot for Single Panel Antenna From Building Group F 95 Interference Plot for Single Panel Antenna From Building Groups C and 1 95 Fig. 5.13 Fig. 5.14 Fig. 5.15 93 Interference Plot for Single Panel Antenna From Building Groups E and J 96 Fig. 5.16 Capacity Plot for 1x5 Linear Array 97 Fig. 5.17 Interference Plot for 1x5 Linear Array From Building Group D Interference Plot for 1x5 Linear Array From Building Group F Fig. 5.18 Fig. 5.19 Fig. 5.20 Interference Plot for 1x5 Linear Array From Building Groups C and 1 98 98 99 Interference Plot for 1x5 Linear Array From Building Groups E and J 99 Fig. 5.21 Capacity Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array 101 Fig. 5.22 Interference Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array From Building Group D Interference Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array From Building Group F Fig. 5.23 Fig. 5.24 Fig. 5.25 101 102 Interference Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array From Building Groups C and 1 102 Interference Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array From Building Groups E and 1 103 Fig. 5.26 Capacity Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array with /* = 30m, W =20m, W =30m, X = 30m,S = 20m hu;lding cross 0 106 Acknowledgments I would like to thank my supervisor, Professor Takis Mathiopoulos, who has provided the kind support to my ideas and believing in me. I'm also grateful for the funding he has provided. Next, I would like to thank the members of the Canadian Forces. To me, they have been my second family when my parents and brothers were away. I have been able to find friends and support throughout the country. And it was my comrades who taught me how to drink and dance. My thanks also to the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) for their kind scholarship. I am indebted to my family, who has given so much. It is beyond words. Finally, to my high school electronics teacher, Mr. David Wrinch. Without him, none of this would be possible. I am grateful for the personal time he had sacrificed to help me, whether it is lunch time, after school, or even holidays. List of Abbreviations CDMA Code Division Multiple Access QoS Quality of Service AOA Angle of Arrival SIR Signal to Interference Ratio W-PBX Wireless Private-Branch Exchange GBCM Geometrically Based Single Bounce Circular Model GBEM Geometrically Based Single Bounce Elliptical Model GIS Geographical Information System PN Psuedo-Noise BER Bit Error Rate SINR Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio MAI Multiple Access Interference LOS Line of Sight List of Symbols Azimuth Angle of Arrival Vertical Angle of Arrival Propagating Speed of Incoming Signal Propagating Speed of Incoming Signal along z-axis Propagating Speed of Incoming Signal along x-axis Propagating Speed of Incoming Signal along y-axis Time Difference in Arrival Between Two Points for Incoming Signal Wavelength Z Component of Phase for Incoming Signal from 6 X Component of Phase for Incoming Signal from 9 Y Component of Phase for Incoming Signal from 0 X Component of Phase for Incoming Signal from (/> Y Component of Phase for Incoming Signalfrom<f> Total Phase for Incoming Signal Total Number of Elements in Array Location of Element m on x-axis Location of Element m on y-axis Location of Element m on z-axis Baseband Signal Received by Antenna Element m Element Factor Element Factor for Short Dipole Element Factor for Panel Antenna Xflf Xlll ffoA Array Factor f Array Factor with Point Source Elements J <l>o A Normalized Array Factor Power F* e Normalized Array Factor Power with Point Source Elements VOW F' &o A d Distance Between Real Element and Reflector For Panel Antenna Power Gain PG Directivity D n Beam Solid Angle E Desired Signal's Energy per Bit IMAI Multiple Access Interference In Receiver Noise N CDMA Processing Gain P, Transmitted Power Pc Desired Signal Power Before De-Spreading A 0 r, P Pi Received Signal Power from i-th User Before De-Spreading Signal Power from i-th User Incident on Antenna Array K Number of Users per Cell R Cell Radius u User Distribution S Building Group Depth Wbuilding Building Group Width h Building Group Height W Width of Cross Street *' cross xiv Xo Width of Main Street c Horizontal Distance Between Base Station Array and Point of Entry into Building Group's Front Wall <f>i max tpBmax Maximum Azimuth Angle to Steer Beam to the Left Side Wall of Building Group D or F Maximum Azimuth Angle to Steer Beam to the Right Side Wall of Building Group C or E 03 Maximum Azimuth Angle to Steer Beam to the Left Side Wall of Building Group C or E Omax Maximum Elevation Angle to Steer Beam to Top of Building Group s Permittivity So Permittivity of Free Space e Relative Permittivity Ej Incident Electric Field E Reflected Electric Field Hi Incident Magnetic Field H Reflected Magnetic Field T|| Fresnel Reflection Coefficient when Incident Electric Field is Parallel to Plane of Incidence F± Fresnel Reflection Coefficient when Incident Electric Field is Normal to Plane of Incidence e Unit Vector of Electric Field in the Far Field Region of Array y/ Angle Between Horizontal Plane and Plane of Incidence £ Incident and Reflected Angle d Distance Between User and Base Station Array / Carrier Frequency max r r r XV (Jf Free Space Clutter Factor / Total Mean Interfering Power from Building Group /' Per User Mean Interfering Power from Building Group hoffset Vertical Separation Between Interferer and Base Station Array G'element Gain Due to Element Factor from Both In Cell and Out of Cell Base Station Array Gh Total Channel Gain Due to Distance, Reflection, Diffraction, Element Factor, and Array Factor Lrejiection Reflection Loss in dB Ldiffraction Diffraction Loss in dB a Horizontal Distance Along the X Direction Between Base Station Array and Point of Entry into Adjacent Building Group's Sidewall n . Horizontal Distance Between Base Station Array and Point of Entry into Adjacent Building Group's Side Wall a Sum of All Building Groups' Per User Mean Interfering Power b Sum of Per User Mean Interfering Power from Adjacent Building Groups c Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION As cellular systems evolve, there has always been a need to improve on capacity and coverage. Some of the driving forces behind this need include more subscribers, newer services that demand better and more reliable call connections, and better coverage. For the 1 and 2 generation standards, these have been achieved by using additional base st nd stations. Small macro cells in the size of 1 - 10 km in radii were deployed and sectorization was also used to provide higher capacity and channel reuse for smaller areas. Since it is anticipated that in building wireless access to be one of the most likely places for mobiles [1], micro cells in the order of street level service and in building per floor pico cells have also been studied and implemented for both outdoor and indoor users with the 3 generation standard. For example, W-PBX (Wireless Private Branch rd Exchange) and parasitic systems, which uses conventional cellular handsets and spectrum, provides coverage inside buildings by relying on the building penetration loss to provide isolation from outdoor cellular systems. As the demand on capacity and coverage continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to install additional base stations. Further sectorization would also increase hand over rates, placing a higher demand on network resources. Also, as outdoor base station antennas are brought closer to the buildings and street level in newer cellular systems, the performance of indoor systems may degrade because less cellular channels can be re-used inside the buildings. At the same time, performance degradation may also be experienced by the outdoor systems [2]. Alternatively, antenna arrays allow the selective gain and attenuation of desired and interfering signals from different Angle of Arrivals (AOAs); therefore providing a solution to the higher demand of both coverage 1 Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 2 and capacity. With smart antennas, the antenna pattern can be changed by steering beams and nulls dynamically to improve or maintain the Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio (SINR), depending on the AO As of the incoming signals [3]. As for indoor systems, recent researches have suggested for the use of outdoor micro cell base stations to serve indoor users over the deployment of pico cells inside buildings [4], [5], and in [6], [7], 3dimensional propagation was investigated. In spite of the number of publications on smart antennas, the vast majority of past studies and implementations have considered the use of 1-dimensional linear arrays. Further, simplifying assumptions were common practice in the modelling and analysis of arrays for cellular systems. For example, the use of an ideal isotropic antenna point source, which radiates energy equally to all directions, was used for calculating the array's radiation pattern [8], [9], [10]-[13]. Also, piecewise discontinuous radiation pattern was assumed for cell sectorization [9], [13]. For system capacity analysis, a uniform user distribution [3] was used, which is only true for larger macro cell sizes. For the much smaller street level micro cell sizes, where a city block is about 150 m long [14], such assumption would lead to highly inaccurate results. Also, initial analysis was based on horizontal propagation [15], [16], with subsequent studies primarily on varying channel effects and statistics [8], [13], [17]-[23], and coverage [22], [24]. Further, simple models, such as the Geometrically Based Single Bounce Circular Model (GBCM) and Geometrically Based Single Bounce Elliptical Model (GBEM) [25], were used to analyse horizontal propagation and reflection. We are not aware of any published analytical results on a cellular system taking into consideration of a full 3-dimensional signal Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 3 propagation, user distribution, environmental modelling, and incorporating real antenna element factor, which describes the gain provided by a single antenna element over all vertical and azimuth angles. Motivated by the above, this thesis presents a comprehensive study into the analysis, estimation, and improvement of system capacity in a downtown environment for in building users with outdoor base stations. Because in a downtown environment, high risers can house a large number of subscribers, there is a need to service mobiles from different vertical directions. As such, the use of a 3-dimensional array is proposed and performance will be compared to the simpler linear array. In order to facilitate capacity analysis and estimation, a 3-dimensional model representative of a typical downtown and user distribution are derived and used. Coupled along with 3-dimensional propagation and 3-dimensional antenna array model, an analytical solution to the mean, or steady state, system capacity is derived first in a single cell system, and extended into a multi cell environment. The major research contributions of this thesis are as follows: • The performances and steering abilities of antenna arrays of improved design are presented. By using an array of different geometry and similar number of elements, it is shown that the beamwidth, directivity, and gain can be improved significantly. • The use of realistic modelling of antenna elements. For sectorized panel antennas, the radiation pattern is computed by placing a short dipole in front of a Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 4 reflector. The vertical radiation pattern of short dipole is also taken into account. This method is more accurate than the assumption of perfect sectorization and the use of point source elements. • An accurate 3-dimensional model of user distribution in buildings is introduced. This is an important step in computing capacity and interference in smaller micro cell environments, and provides better results than the assumption of uniform user distribution. • The use of a typical downtown model with building dimensions and locations were taken from the Vancouver Geographical Information System. Based on this urban model, a modified 3-dimensional single bounce model is proposed. This is more accurate than the use of the GBCM and GBEM models. • 3-dimensional capacity and interference surface plots with the use of panel antenna, 1x5 linear array, and 5x5 vertical planar array are compared in a multi cell scenario. The organization of the thesis is as follows. Chapter 2 provides the fundamental background on array radiation pattern derivation and analysis. For realistic modelling, short dipole and panel antenna are used. Then, higher dimensional array structures are introduced and a suitable design with similar hardware complexities to existing arrays is proposed. A comparison is then made to the simpler 1dimensional linear arrays by both analytical and calculated results. Radiation patterns are Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 5 shown in both planar and 3-dimensional views throughout the chapter,Then, CDMA and the derivation of a single cell CDMA capacity are presented. Chapter 3 presents the 3-dimensional downtown model used in our subsequent analysis. In order to provide a realistic model, dimensions representative of a real downtown is takenfroma Geographical Information System (GIS). The resulting user distribution is then derived. In Chapter 4, a system model of the multi cell system is introduced. This is accomplished by taking into consideration the effects of reflection, diffraction, building penetration, propagation, and element factor on power control. In addition, a model for reflection in 3-dimension is presented and a modified single bounce model is proposed based on the urban model. Then, interference from adjacent cells are modelled for system capacity analysis. In Chapter 5, capacity results are presented. 3-dimensional and linear arrays will be compared, and the effects of building materials on interference and capacity will be shown. Surface plots of interference from individual cells are shown, in addition to the capacity plot. The improvement from the use of a 3-dimensional smart antenna is illustrated and discussed. Finally, Chapter 6 concludes the thesis and provides suggestions to future research. Chapter 2 2.1 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY Introduction One of the keys to improve system capacity of a cellular network is to study and exploit the performances of different types of antenna arrays and elements. With the use of an array of antenna elements, it is possible to distinguish signals arriving from different directions by detecting and exploiting the phase differences of a received signal between each individual element. As such, it is possible to nullify or amplify interference and desired signal in order to enhance SINR. In this chapter, we illustrate the different element types and array structures, along with their corresponding behaviour and performances. The organization of this chapter is as follows. After this introduction, the derivation of array factor, and directivity are provided in Section 2.2. This is followed by the introduction of 1-dimensional linear array in Section 2.3. Then, higher dimensional antenna arrays are shown to provide better gain, directivity, and steering ability with similar hardware complexities to linear array in Section 2.4. In Section 2.5, we show improvement to CDMA system capacity with the use of antenna arrays. Section 2.6 presents the conclusion of this chapter. 2.2 Radiation Pattern and Directivity The most basic type of antenna element is of the dipole type. For the direction (faO) shown in Fig. 2.1, the gain provided by an antenna element at the origin is described by the element factor fEL.{(/>,Q)- The dipole element exhibits an omni-directional horizontal 6 Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRA YS AND CDMA CAPACITY 7 pattern, where an equal gain is applied to all azimuth angles (horizontal plane). The specific vertical radiation pattern is depended on the length of the element. i Fig. 2.1 Polar Coordinates for Antennas When the length of the element is about a tenth of a wavelength [26], the short dipole element factor is / (0) = sin0 (2.1) 5D and the complete element response, shown in Fig. 2.2, resembles the shape of a donut. However, if an array of M antenna elements is used, the radiation pattern needs to be modelled by taking into account the specific location of each element in the x-, y-, and zaxis, which detennines the relative time of reception for an incoming signal's wavefront. For our analysis, we will assume that an element is centred at the origin, and is parallel with the z-axis. Let V denotes the propagating speed of an incoming signal, and c referring to Fig. 2.3, the speed component along the z-axis, V , for a wavefront arriving at z a vertical angle 6 is Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY -1 -1 Fig. 2.2 Radiation Pattern of a Short Dipole V z Fig. 2.3 Speed Components for a Signal Arriving from Vertical Angle 6 Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 9 Referenced to the time, t, when the wavefront will arrive at the origin, the signal arrives at a point on the z-axis At earlier, where At is A = ^ = ^cos0 (2.3) ? Kv c and Zi denotes the location of the point on the z-axis. The corresponding phase at the point is -At VZJB = ^ -Z, -AtV ~= ~ R ^ = ~ ^ ' C O S 0 - ( 2 ' 4 ) Similarly, for points located at X] and F/ along the x- and y-axis, the phases detected of the incoming signal are V*,e = -X l c o s . n n ( - ~0) 1 -X x = —r 1 A . sm B (2.5) In addition, for a wavefront arriving from an azimuth angle (/>, as illustrated in Fig. 2.4, the phases contributed by the azimuth angle are (2.6) In more general terms, the combined phase of the incoming signal arriving at the m-fh antenna element located at (X , Y ,Z ) is then m m m Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY V Total = V ,6 x 10 + Vy,6 + Vzfi + Yx* + Vy,$ 1 ' ( 2 : — [AT cos^sin^ + 7 sin^sin(9 + Z cos6>} m X m 7) m Wavefront(f=/y) Fig. 2.4 Speed Components for a Signal Arriving from Azimuth Angle <j> The signal received by the w-th antenna element is -i2x (-) [X cos ^ sin 9 + 7 sin ^ sin 6 + Z cosii6\ > 2 r m m 8 m where 7 is the gain of each antenna element. Furthermore, the array response of an m antenna array with M elements is M-\ (2.9) where M-l f%6) = Yl m exp{- jB[X cos^sintf + Y sin^sinfl + Z cos*]} m m m (2.10) Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 11 is the array response with point source elements, and P=~. (2-11) A Recognizing that Eq. 2.10 is maximum when the argument of all exponentials is zero, the array is able to be steered to the direction (0o,&o) by subjecting each m-th antenna element's signal to a phase shift, or weight, of KifaA) = exp{y/5[X cos 4, sin0 + Y sin^, sin0 + Z cos0]}. m o m o m o (2.12) The complete array factor can then be expressed as where fleSM = Z - M~JP 7 Q m=0 [X (cos<z)sin^-cos^ sin0 ) + 7 (sin^sin6>-sin^ sin# ) + Z (cos0-cos0 )]}. ^ m o ra 0 m 0 (2.14) o To enable the direct comparison of beamwidth, defined as the number of degrees within which the beam has its power greater than one half the maximum, and directivity of arrays with different number of elements, the normalized array factor's magnitude squared (power response) is used and is defined as F^eSM= T max 2 X where |-| denotes absolute value of •, and the directivity [26] of an array is (2-15) Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 12 (2.16) A where JJ TO » U (2.17) o o The directivity shows the effective gain in power in the specified direction relative to an isotropic point source, which radiates energy equally to all directions. 2.3 1-Dimensional Linear Array In the past it appears that most, if not all, studies of smart antennas have been limited to an array of elements equally spaced along a single axis of the coordinate system, as shown in Fig. 2.5. Such an array has virtually no vertical steering capability, and regardless of the spacing in between elements, is not able to distinguish signals from either side of the array, or the x-axis. Further, the beamwidth is widened when the array is steered to its endfire direction, or along the x-axis. These effects are illustrated in Fig. 2.6 for an 8 element 1-dimensional linear array with elements spaced 0.51 apart when steered to various azimuth directions in Fig. 2.6. As shown by these computer simulated results, a linear array has a limitation to single out a specific azimuth direction and is subjected to any interference that may originate from either side of the array. Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY X Fig. 2.5 A Linear Array of 4 Dipoles Spaced Along the X-Axis B e a m Steered to 360 degree B e a m Steered to 36 degree B e a m Steered to 45 degree B e a m Steered to 90 degree Fig. 2.6 Azimuth Radiation Pattern for 8 Dipoles 0.5A Spaced Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 14 A method to eliminate one of the two main lobes of a linear array, thus providing a high front-to-back gain, and a reduction of the beamwidth when steered towards the endfire directions, is to employ panel antenna elements, which have been used traditionally to provide cell sectorization. Instead of assuming perfect sectorization, where the element has uniform gain over a subset of the azimuth angles, and zero gain elsewhere, the array factor of a panel antenna can be simulated by placing a reflector at a distance dX behind the radiating element. As such, an image is located at a distance 2dX behind the radiating omni-directional antenna, as illustrated in Fig. 2.7. y . Fig. 2.7 Simulation of Panel Antenna Element Factor Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 15 From Eqs. 2.9 and 2.10, where /, =1 and (X ,Y ,Z ) = (0,0,0) for the real element and l I =-1 and (X ,Y ,Z ) 2 2 2 2 1 i = (-2d/l,0,0) for the image element, the element factor for a panel antenna element is /PA {*> = fso W - exp[- jfi{- 2dX cos ^sin #)]} (2.18) and the azimuth radiation pattern is plotted in Fig 2.8 for 2dA. = 0.5/1. As illustrated, due to cancellation by the image elements, panel antenna elements have a half power beamwidth of 120°. In other words, the gain is less than 0.5 for angles between 0° - 30° and 150°- 180°. If coverage is needed for all azimuth angles, two additional antennas are needed. 90 0 180 270 Fig. 2.8 Azimuth Radiation Pattern of a Panel Antenna Element To calculate the array factor for an array of panel antenna elements, we let f M0)=f M E PA (2-19) Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 16 in Eq. 2.13 and the computed azimuth radiation patterns for 8 panel antenna elements spaced 0.51 are plotted in Fig. 2.9. Compared to Fig. 2.6, such an array is not susceptible to interference from one side of the array thus providing a high front-to-back ratio. Note also that the array is unable to steer to the angle 360° due to the cancellation effect mentioned previously. Beam Steered to 45 degree Beam Steered to 90 degree Fig. 2.9 Azimuth Radiation Pattern for 8 Panel Antenna Elements 0.51 Spaced 2.4 Higher Dimensional Antenna Arrays By extending the locations of the antenna elements into the 2 and 3 dimensions, we nd rd are providing additional degrees of freedom for an antenna array to steer its beam. In this Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 17 section, we will compare the performance gain of these higher dimensional array structures to the linear arrays described in the previous section. 2.4.1 2-Dimensional Antenna Array As discussed in the previous section, the use of panel antennas eliminates the problem of having a double main lobe in a linear array but requires the use of at least two additional linear arrays to provide coverage to all azimuth angles. If each array employs 8 panel antennas, the total number of elements used is 24. Alternatively, a 5x5 planar array, where M = 25, of similar complexity and shown in Fig. 2.10 can be used. 1 1 Fig. 2.10 5x5 Planar Antenna Array With a total of Momni-directional antenna elements providing coverage to the entire cell, and because of its 2-dimensional arrangement, a VMX4M planar array provides a high front-to-back ratio and allows its main beam to be steered to any azimuth direction. The computer simulated radiation patterns for a 5x5 planar array are plotted in Fig. 2.11. Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY Beam Steered to 0 degree Beam Steered to 36 degree Beam Steered to 45 degree Beam Steered to 90 degree 18 Fig. 2.11 Azimuth Radiation Pattern for a 5x5 Planar Array with 0.4/1 Spaced Elements Referring to Eqs. 2.13 and 2.14, the gain provided by a 5x5 planar array to its steered direction is 24 | / « . * o ( A A ) | = /, (^ )Z P[-^(0)] ex D (2.20) 0 I m=0 In comparison, the gain provided by a linear array of eight panel antennas to the steered direction is \f« , (toA)\ = /„(^o^o)S Pi-^(°) ex near M m=0 = WsD ( * 0 Xl - eX P[- (2.21) I Jfii- l d X C 0 S ^ S i l 1 % Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 19 Therefore, with the use of 25 ornni-directional antennas instead of 24 panel antennas, a 5x5 planar array provides an effective gain, or an improvement, of P >101og10 G [25/ fo)] 2 5D [8/*>(*o )f (2.22) > 9.9dB. In addition to this significant power gain, the 5x5 planar array eliminates inter-sector softer handover and when coupled to dynamic null-steering algorithms [12], provides effectively over three times the number of nulls to reject interferers. 2.4.2 3-Dimensional Antenna Array Since wireless services are planned for smaller cell sizes, the vertical heights of buildings relative to the cell radius become more significant. In addition to a distribution of users in different azimuth directions, there is also a distribution of users from different floors of buildings. As such, there is a need for antennas to differentiate and selectively steer to different elevation angles, in additional to the different azimuth angles. In order to achieve this, an array must have its antenna elements positioned along the z-axis to sense phase differences of signals arriving from different elevation angles. Because the array is able to steer its beam to users on different floors of a building, it is advantageous to position the array at half the height of the building being served, as shown in Fig. 2.12, where Array 1 serves building D and Array 2 serves building F. Depending upon the application, the array may be required to also serve users from all azimuth angles, or only from a subset of azimuth angles. For example, it is quite Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 20 common for some residential areas to have a central courtyard, completely surrounded by buildings. Therefore, the array can be mounted on a tower in the centre of the courtyard, serving users from all azimuth and elevation angles. In other areas, such as in downtown, where buildings are separated by streets, it might be necessary for the array to be mounted on the side of a building, serving only buildings on the opposite side and as such, require the use of panel antenna elements. Fig. 2.12 Ideal Position of 3-Dimensional Array Since it is anticipated that there will be a higher demand for wireless access in buildings in downtown environments, it is important to investigate the use of higher dimensional panel antenna arrays. Because of the advantages of using a 5x5 planar array, a vertical Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRA YS AND CDMA CAPACITY 21 planar array, as illustrated in Fig. 2.13, consisting of panel antenna elements, will be used. z Fig. 2.13 5x5 Vertical Planar Array with Reflector Due to the reflector, or the use of panel antenna elements, the 5x5 vertical planar array will have a limit on both the azimuth and elevation angles the array can steer to. In addition to only able to receive signals from one side of the array, there is a constraint on the span of both azimuth and elevation angles similar to that shown in Fig. 2.8 for an individual panel antenna element. However, as will be shown in Chapter 4, this limit helps reduce interference from adjacent cells on the left and right side of the array because interference from either side of the array is subjected to a lesser gain. Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRA YS AND CDMA CAPACITY 22 The vertical arrangement of the array elements allows the beam to be steered to different vertical directions. It also allows a significant reduction in the vertical beamwidth. Figs. 2.14 and 2.15 show the 3-dimensional radiation pattern of a 1x5 linear array and a 5x5 vertical planar array when steered to the (<f>o,0o) - (0,150) direction, with the use of panel antenna elements and taking into account also the short dipole's inherent vertical pattern. As indicated, the 5x5 vertical planar array is able to select a specific vertical elevation angle, in addition to reducing the vertical half power beamwidth. Fig. 2.14 Radiation Pattern of a 1x5 Linear Array with Panel Antenna Elements Directivity^ 0o) = 2.1505 Vertical Beamwidth = 56° Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 23 Shown also in Figs. 2.14 and 2.15 are the arrays' directivity values. The power gain provided by a 5x5 vertical planar array, effectivelyfivetimes the number of elements of a 1x5 linear array, is '21.624 A /^lOlog 2.1505 10.024dB (2.23) Clearly from the above equation, a five times increase in the number of elements provides an additional degree of freedom for beam steering, and increases the array gain ten times. Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARM YS AND CDMA CAPACITY 2.5 24 CDMA Capacity In the previous section, we have described how antenna arrays can be used to provide better performances by reducing beamwidth, and providing higher gain. These allow the increase of the capacity of a cellular system. In a CDMA system, spectrum is shared among multiple users. To distinguish and separate the different signals, each user transmits with a unique psuedo-noise (PN) code that is orthogonal to all other users in the system, where the coding operation is performed by multiplying the user data with the PN code. This allows multiple access by different users during the same time within the same bandwidth. Since the PN code has a shorter bit period than the data symbols, the requirement for transmission bandwidth is increased by [9] PG = -^- (2.24) where PG, Tb, and 7># are the processing gain, user data bit period, and PN code bit period, respectively. Because of conservation of energy and the increase in bandwidth, the transmitted amplitude is reduced by the processing gain. In order to recover the original data symbols at the receiver, the same PN code is used to multiply with the received signal for de-spreading, during which the original data symbols are recovered prior to matched filter detection. Meanwhile, any received interference or noise is spread with the amplitude suppressed. Because the Bit Error Rate (BER) during matched filter detection is determined by the SINR after de-spreading, the number of users, or capacity, is therefore interference limited [27]. As a result, it is common to use the SINR as a performance measure to determine capacity limits. In the receiver, after de-spreading, the SINR parameter for a given call connection is Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY 25 SINR = ^P- = — ^ — (2.25) where we will assume SINR = 9 dB [3], EQ is the desired mobile's energy per bit, and IMAI, In are the power spectral density for the Multiple Access Interference (MAI) and receiver noise, respectively. Assuming a system with K users is limited by MAI, with non-continuous voice activity, which reduces the average MAI [9], Eq. 2.25 can be expressed as SINR = = f° (2.26) r MAJ VI where P and P are the received power from the desired user and z-th interferer prior to r r de-spreading, and for the IS-95 standard [9], v is the voice activity factor, which typically has the value of 0.6, and N= 128 is the processing gain. If an antenna array is used, the signals incident on the array will experience a different gain depending on its AOA, and Eq. 2.26 needs to factor this into account. Assuming perfect power control by each cell, the required received power per user is P , and the c array is steered to the AOA for each user, the power incident on the array is K P= | / ^ ) f ( 2 . 2 7 ) \f W,0)\ M ' 2 2 EL If the desired user's AOA is (0o,0o), and the z'-fh user's AOA is (0,0), the received interfering power from the /-th user is Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRAYS AND CDMA CAPACITY (2-28) p = \fsM0)fleM0)' 26 \f {<p,ef M 2 EL where Substituting Eq. 2.28 into Eq. 2.26, the SINR for the desired user with the use of antenna array becomes SINR = K , (2.30) P c and the mean SINR for each connection, if K users are in the system, is P SINR ^-E\ N . 1=1 (2.31) ±P {K-l)E\F^y,6)] e jj{K-l)\] ]u(x, $, 9)F; (j, 0)d9d^x oa x. <k 0, where E[] is the expectation operator, u(x, <f>, 9) is the probability distribution function of users around the antenna array. The integral limits of the above equation are as illustrated in Fig. 2.16, which shows an antenna array can steer its beam to any location Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRA YS AND CDMA CAPACITY 27 in a building group throughout the vertical angles [61,62], azimuth angles [^/,4b], and front to back [X1JC2] of the building group under investigation. X 2 Top View Side View Fig. 2.16 Integral Limits for User Probability Distribution Function From Eq. 2.31, the mean system capacity is 1 K = +1. 2 <h @2 x (2.32) — SINR J j ju(x,0,6)F^ {<j>,&)dOd0dx N 0ij *\ A #\ Note the performance evaluation results presented in Chapter 5 show that the total number of users supported by our proposed 3-dimensional vertical planar array exceeds the number of orthogonal codes, N, available in the IS-95 system given SINR = 9 dB. However, the purpose of our work is to show the effects of capacity at different angles 1 In this thesis, the mean system capacity is the average capacity for a given (^ , f? ) that the array is 0 0 steered to. Note that this capacity changes at different steered angles and the minimum capacity for all possible angles will be denoted as the capacity for the system. Chapter 2 SMART ANTENNA ARRA YS AND CDMA CAPACITY 28 for different array structures and therefore, this point will be ignored. A solution to this problem is to increase the SINR threshold (> 9 dB), which will reduce the number of users. 2.6 Conclusions In this chapter, we have presented the different antenna structures from simple 1dimensional linear array to 3-dimensional array. Linear array is the most basic type and is the easiest to model. However, linear array does not provide the gain available with higher dimensional arrays. Further, problems with two main lobes and the in-ability to steer to different vertical directions limit the potential performance available in smart antenna systems. We showed by using a 2-dimensional planar array, we can achieve up to ten times in power gain, and a reduction of inter-sector handover. We have also demonstrated that the use of panel antenna elements eliminates one of the main lobes and arranging elements in a 3-dimensional fashion allows the control of vertical steering and beamwidth. These further increase the gain and directivity of the main beam. Further, realistic antenna elements were modelled and incorporated into the array factor for accurate antenna arrays' representations. In a CDMA system, the SINR has an inverse relationship with the user capacity and the use of an antenna array allows the improvement of SINR by reducing gain to unwanted users. This is shown by the application of a vertical planar array in an urban environment, which allows the array to differentiate users' signals from different floors of a building and thus increase the overall user capacity in the mean sense. Chapter 3 3.1 USER DISTRIBUTION Introduction In order to study and predict the capacity with the use of different antenna array configurations, the scenario in which the arrays will be applied must be modelled. This chapter will present a 3-dimensional model of a typical downtown environment that applies equally well to the downtown core of large metropolitan cities, such as for example Manhattan, NY, USA, or Vancouver, BC, Canada. Its organization is as follows. After this introduction, Section 3.2 will present the proposed layout and arrangement of the downtown model, along with the corresponding cell outline and dimensions. Section 3.3 introduces an improved user distribution model, over the ubiquitous uniform user distribution as used in previous studies. Section 3.4 presents the conclusion of this chapter. 3.2 Downtown Model The typical downtown resembles that of a rectangular grid, which our model in Fig. 3.1 is based upon. The dimensions and separations of each city block are taken from the Vancouver Geographic Information System (GIS) Database [14], and correspond well also to measurements from the upper west side of Manhattan [28]. Each city block is approximately of size 150 m long and 80 m wide, and contains two building groups, each identified with an alphabet letter and separated by a 5 m spacing. The buildings are assumed to be of 30 floors high at 3 m per floor, and are modelled by a continuous building group with a flat surface [28], [29]. 29 Fig. 3.1 Downtown Model (1:50 Scale) Chapter 3 USER DISTRIBUTION 31 For example, building group C is 150 (w) by 37.5 (d) and 90 (h) tall, separated from building group A by 5 m. Each building group is proposed to be a single cell of service, served by an antenna array mounted on a building on the opposite side of the street. This is depicted in Fig. 3.1 with two antenna arrays mounted on the side of building groups C and D, serving building groups E and F respectively. Further, the main street traversing the long side of each building group has a width of 30 m, while the cross street has a width of 20 m. 3.3 Modified User Distribution Model Because the performance of an antenna array depends on the accuracy and capability for beam steering, the location and distribution of the intended users must be modelled accurately in order to provide meaningful results. In the past, typically users were assumed to be uniformly distributed around the base station antenna [3]. However, in general, this is only valid in the case of macro cell where users are spread over a large cell area with radius of up to 10 km [15], serviced by omni-directional antenna elements. In our study, we consider users who are inside buildings and the proposed array elements are non omni-directional. Even if users have a uniform spatial distribution, the perceived user density is different from the antenna's point of view. As such, a new user distribution model is needed. As illustrated in Fig. 3.2, the antenna beam covers a larger area as it is steered off centred, or towards the ends of the building, even while maintaining a constant beamwidth. This effectively causes the perceived user density to increase exponentially Chapter 3 USER DISTRIBUTION 32 as the array is steered further towards the ends of the building and reduces the actual realizable capacity. We will assume that the signal attenuation through buildings is high enough that signals originating from an adjacent building facing a parallel street will not change our results. Therefore, the array on building group F will not receive interfering signals from building group B . Figure ' I n s e t • Fig. 3.2 Modified User Density (Horizontal) Chapter 3 USER DISTRIBUTION 33 The more accurate user distribution can be modelled by the area of floor space covered per degree of beamwidth, for the different azimuth angles the antenna is steered to. From Fig. 3.2, we can see that Xi and X2 are the distances between the hashed area elements and the antenna array in the x direction, and y is the distance between the elemental area and the 0=0 line. Using the geometry from the inset of Fig. 3.2, and assuming the antenna is placed at middle of the block, we have ^ = xtan(^). (3.1) Accordingly, the area of coverage per degree increases as the steered azimuth angle, 0 in Eq. 3.1, increases. The increase can be found by taking the derivative oly with respect to 0, i.e. ^ = x[l + tan (^)] 2 (3.2) and therefore, the hashed area element is dA = dydx = x\\ + tan (0)\l0dx. 2 As indicated by Eq. 3.3, the area is dependent on the steered azimuth angle, 0, as well as the distance away from the antenna array along the x-axis. Assuming the number of users is proportional to the floor area, the effective user distribution for a single floor in a downtown building is Chapter 3 USER DISTRIBUTION 34 x l + tan (^) 2 u jioor 0> 4>) = -h l x[l + tan (^)1 2 rX„+S «*,„», (.t) r (3.4) x l + tan_ x[l + t a n ( ^ ) ] 2 building where building ^mx]W = t a n " 2x (3.5) is the m a x i m u m cp b o u n d e d b y the s i z e o f the b u i l d i n g g r o u p , a n d S, Winding, a n d X„, are t h e b u i l d i n g g r o u p ' s d e p t h , w i d t h , a n d m a i n street w i d t h as i l l u s t r a t e d i n F i g . 3 . 1 . S i n c e w e w i l l e x a m i n e the c a p a c i t y g a i n b y e m p l o y i n g a r r a y s that h a v e v e r t i c a l s t e e r i n g a b i l i t y a l s o , t h e c o m p l e t e u s e r d i s t r i b u t i o n m u s t t a k e i n t o a c c o u n t the e f f e c t s o f the v e r t i c a l e l e v a t i o n a n g l e , 9, as w e l l . S h o w n i n F i g . 3.3 i s a n a n t e n n a a r r a y m o u n t e d o n the s i d e o f b u i l d i n g g r o u p F , w h i c h o n l y its f o o t p r i n t is s h o w n , at a f i x e d d i s t a n c e XQ a w a y f r o m b u i l d i n g g r o u p D. A s s h o w n , the v e r t i c a l c o v e r a g e s p a n n e d b y e a c h v e r t i c a l d e g r e e is n o t c o n s t a n t a n d i s c o m p l e t e l y d e p e n d e n t o n b o t h the a z i m u t h , tp, a n d v e r t i c a l , 9, steered angle. T h e h e i g h t o f t h e b u i l d i n g g r o u p c o v e r e d b y e a c h d e g r e e o f v e r t i c a l a n g l e , 0, d e t e r m i n e s the a m o u n t o f i n t e r f e r e n c e r e c e i v e d b y the a n t e n n a a r r a y . R e f e r r i n g to F i g . 3 . 3 , w e h a v e c(f,x) = ^— cos(^) (3.6) Chapter 3 USER DISTRIBUTION 35 where x = XQ is the width of the main street. If the location of the antenna array in Fig. 3.3 is at {x,y,z) = (0,0,0), I'it (</>,X )t<m z = c< v2 ^ (3.7) 0 j and the change in height per degree change of vertical elevation is dz de = c(0,X ) l + t a n ( - - # ) 2 z Q (3.8) Fig. 3.3 Modified User Density (Vertical) Since in the vertical direction the building is hard-partitioned into different floors, it is fair to assume that the vertical height element dz is constant from the front of the building Chapter 3 USER DISTRIBUTION 36 to the back. For example in the case of Fig. 3.4, i f the antenna beam is steered to a user on the 25 th floor, it is not susceptible to an interferer from the 28 floor. th separating a building into different vertical sectors, or service areas. Boundaries Valid Paths Invalid Paths Radiation Pattern Array 1 D OO] xru L°_HJ U U Fig. 3.4 Separation of Building Floors This allows Chapter 3 USER DISTRIBUTION 37 By combining Eqs. 3.3 & 3.8 to include a 3-dimensional space, we have a volume element within a building, i.e. dV = dzdydx c(0,X ) l + t a n ( - - # ) x[l + 2 o tan{(j))\l0d(j)dx. 2 (3.9) As indicated by Eq. 3.9, the volume element in a building covered by an antenna array is dependent on its location, relative to the array itself. In other words, as the antenna beam is steered to different azimuth and/or vertical angles, (0o,0o), it is subjected to different level of interference. Assuming the probability of finding a user at (x,0o,0o) is proportional to the size of volume element covered when the array is steered to (<fio, 0o), the effective user probability distribution function for a 3-dimensional building is u building(xj,0) = fe (3.10) c(0,X ) l + tan (— -0) x[l + tan {</>)] 2 2 o SW> where f 0„»(0 = y - t a n V 3.4 h 2c(<f>,X ) (3.11) 0 Conclusions In this chapter, a downtown model representative of typical large metropolitan cities, such as for example Manhattan, NY, USA or Vancouver, BC, Canada was presented with Chapter 3 USER DISTRIBUTION 38 city blocks and buildings dimensions taken from the Vancouver G 1 S system. We have also introduced a more accurate user distribution in buildings when served by an external antenna array mounted on a building group across the main street. We w i l l use this model and user distribution for our interference analysis and capacity estimation i n the next chapter. Chapter 4 4.1 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE Introduction In addition to local in-cell interferers, the capacity for C D M A systems is also limited by out-of-cell interference. Because of the antenna height, sources of interference are limited to areas deduced from single bounce ray tracing based on reflection off surrounding buildings, in addition to the direct L O S paths. Previous studies have considered the general case of ray propagation in mainly the horizontal plane for capacity analysis [17], [30]. This chapter introduces a new 3-dimensional single bounce model for a multicell system, taking into account the structures and locations of the arrays, surrounding buildings, and the reflection properties of the buildings. Because exact shape and dimensions are not considered, it is not as accurate as site specific ray-tracing models. However, this method offers a generic approach that is analytically tractable and still takes into account of a site geometry that is representative of most typical downtown environments. As such, for the purpose of visualizing system level changes such as the introduction of additional arrays, or changes in array locations and site geometries, this provides a faster and more efficient method without limiting the results to a specific site layout. Because of the height of the antenna array, and the intended users are in buildings, rays are reflected by buildings rather than scattered by ground level moving objects. The model will incorporate the building wall's permittivity into the reflection co-efficient, and measured values of diffraction loss for shadowed regions. It is assumed in our model that building floors will provide sufficient partition between different floors of a building, and that penetration loss on the building wall's surface is compensated by power control. The chapter is organized as follows. After this introduction, Section 4.2 39 Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 40 presents the considered system model, including its main assumptions. Then, the effects of diffraction, building penetration loss, path loss, and element factor on power control are presented in Section 4.3. Section 4.4 discusses some of the geometrically based single bounce models used in previous studies, and Section 4.5 introduces our modified single bounce model to analyse interference generated from buildings that are adjacent to the intended cell of service. Section 4.6 presents the conclusions of this chapter. 4.2 System M o d e l In order to determine the capacity supported in a cell, interference from adjacent cells must also be taken into account. Consequently, Eqs. 2.31 and 2.32 needs to be modified to include the effects from other cells. To achieve this, propagation effects such as reflection, diffraction, attenuation, penetration loss, and the gain provided by the element factor need to be taken into account to determine the direction and power of received signals from other mobile users in adjacent cells, it should be noted that mutual coupling effects will be ignored since recent researches have shown that it does not have any [31] or have minimal [32] effect on capacity. Because of the assumption of perfect power control, the dynamics and actual operation of power control need not be considered, and steady state is assumed. For our model presented in the previous chapter, we have considered that the base station antennas are placed at half the height of the building groups, i.e. well below the surrounding buildings' height, thus we have assumed a direct L O S path to the buildings that it serves. In [33], measurements for a roof mounted antenna have shown that incoming signal propagate along the streets. Therefore, propagation via diffraction over the top of each building group can be neglected [28], Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE [34]. 41 We will also assume propagation via ground rays to be negligible due to the controlled vertical radiation. Because of the close proximity of the mobile users to the antenna array, little power is required to be transmitted by each terminal and the penetration loss is assumed to be compensated by power control. Furthermore, because signals only propagate from one side of the street to the other without being attenuated or scattered by moving objects on the ground, in addition to the relatively fixed position of the wireless terminals in the buildings, the channel is assumed to be static [35] and primarily L O S based. As a result of the penetration loss, waves originated from a wireless terminal scattered inside buildings will be ignored. Suppose we wish to serve users in building group D in Fig. 4.1, interference from the adjacent building groups, i.e. F, C, E, I, and J, must be considered, and by extending Eq. 2.30 for our multicell case SINR = ^ (4.1) where I, ,i is the total interference received when Array 1 is steered towards (<f>o,9o) and ok can be expressed as (4.2) In the above equation, K-\ / o(^o»^o) E = E _ '=0 ~K-\ E iMM =E _ '=0 "K-l IX . '=0 ~ K-\ E . '=0 ~K-\ E n; p ;=0 Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 42 where the superscript for /^indicates the origin of the received /-th user interfering power. The resulting interference and capacity applies to other adjacent building groups as well, assuming there are further building groups beyond those depicted in Fig. 4.1. See Figs. 4.11, 4.12, ond Eq. 4.50 Array4 See Eq. 4.18 r D L. See Eq. 4.73 ArrayH Arrayl See Fig. 4,10, a n d Eq, 4,31 Array3 See Figs. 4.33, 4,14, a n d Eq, 4,71 Array6 Array5 r~ See Eq. 4,74 r a j Antenna Fig. 4.1 Multicell Interference System Model 4.3 Power Control Despite the assumption of perfect power control, each mobile produces a different level of interference to adjacent cells as a function of the channel loss to the serving base station. This is because depending on the location of a mobile user, the channel loss to the serving base station's antenna array is different than i f the mobile is at another location, and with power control, the base station instructs the mobile to adjust its transmitted power such that the same power is received. Therefore, interference from mobiles in adjacent cells is location dependent. Given the ability of an antenna array to steer to different directions, the mean interference received is also a function of the beam's steered direction. considered. Therefore, all factors associated with power loss must be Sections 4.3.1-4.3.5 will discuss the loss from reflection, diffraction, penetration, distance, and element factor, respectively, for use in our system model. Chapter 4 MULTICELL 4.3.1 INTERFERENCE 43 Reflection Loss When a radio wave impinges on an object, part of the energy is reflected. The electric field intensities of the reflected and incident waves are related by the Fresnel reflection coefficient, T, which is a function of the wave polarization, angle of incidence, and the relative pennittivity, <s>, of the obstacle. If the plane of incidence is defined as the plane containing both the incident and reflected waves, Figs. 4.2 and 4.3 show the two cases when the electric field is parallel and perpendicular to the plane of incidence, where Eland E are the incident and reflected waves respectively. r Fig. 4.2 Electric Field Parallel to Plane of Incidence Side View of City Block Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 44 Fig. 4.3 Electric Field Normal to Plane of Incidence Top View of City Block As shown in both figures, even if the intended cell of service are the buildings across the street (left side on Figs. 4.2 and 4.3), the array is still susceptible to interference generated from buildings on its side of the street (right side on Figs. 4.2 and 4.3). Also shown is that the electric field components are vertically polarized, which is the orientation that the base station array able to receive. Because the interfering signal propagates both vertically and horizontally to the receiving antenna array, by bouncing Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 45 off the buildings being served, the reflection coefficient must take into account both cases shown. Assuming that the medium defined by s is free space, we have 2 (4.4) — £ S 2 0 where so is the permittivity of free space and s/ is the relative permittivity of the building r material, tabulated in Table 4.1 for common materials. Permittivity Material Brick Plexiglass 4.44 3.45 Glass 4-7 Limestone 7.51 (Sir) Table 4.1 Permittivity of Common Building Materials From Figs. 4.2 and 4.3, assuming the front of buildings is reasonably smooth, we have C =C ' h r (4.5) h E =YE r i where Y = T\\ when E and Ei are parallel to the plane of incidence, and T = Fx when E r r and Et are perpendicular to the plane of incidence as illustrated in Figs. 4.1 and 4.2 respectively, and are defined as [26] - e sin C, +Jsr r il = 2 , £ and cos C: r S m & + 4 r £ 2 - C 0 S Ci (4-6) Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE r, = sin 46 - ^s - cos C,. 2 r t s i n ^ + ^s -cos ^,. (4.7) 2 ; r In addition to strictly horizontal or vertical propagation, Fig. 4.4 shows the case when a signal from an interfering user in building group F is reflected off building group D at an angle to Array 1. It shows that the normal and parallel axes of the propagating wave do not coincide with the horizontal and vertical spatial axes, and that the vertically polarized wave received by the array has components both normal and parallel to the plane of incidence. As such, both reflection coefficients of Eqs. 4.6 and 4.7 must be taken into account and superposition is applied to determine the amplitude of the reflected waves. For this, we need to determine the vector of the incident electric field, and decompose it into components that are perpendicular and parallel to the plane of incidence. For a vertically oriented antenna, the electric field unit vector in the far field is [26] E(e) = 6 (4.8) where " denotes the unit vector and 6 is the vertical angle in Fig. 4.4. Illustrated in Fig. 4.5, the direction of the incident electric field vector, E-„ is therefore perpendicular to the direction of propagation, where E L and parallel to the plane of incidence. and E^ are the components that are perpendicular Fig. 4.4 3-D Reflection Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 48 Suppose Z' = 1+ Z , we can relate the electric field components geometrically in Fig. 4.5, and the incident electric field have intensity of E = Z'sin(a:) (4.9) cQ,*„) tan (a) a = n -0. . (4.10) j where z = The electric field components that incident on the building's wall are therefore E = Z'sin(v) L (4.11) where v = ur = n w 2 (4.12) tan" Y = X tan(^) Q and the reflected electric field intensities can be obtained using Eqs. 4.5 - 4.7 where the incident angle is £ = tan' (4.13) ^Y +Z 2 2 Fig. 4.5 Electric Field Components Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 50 The electric field amplitude loss associated with a reflection is L =K r-. reflection (4.14) l r. E = ' E and allow us to find the power of an interfering signal after a reflection in our model. 4.3.2 Diffraction Loss Diffraction occurs whenever a radio wave impinges upon a discontinuous surface such as a building corner, and provides coverage to shadowed regions where there is no L O S to the base station array. Unlike the macro cell scenario, where the base station antenna is raised many times higher than surrounding buildings and diffraction over roof tops is common, diffraction in a micro cell environment is primarily limited to building corners to provide coverage to perpendicular cross streets [28]. N i u and Bertoni [28] have performed a series of measurements in Manhattan and concluded that in an urban area with rectangular street grid and high rise buildings, diffraction accounts for 15 to 20 dB of power loss. Measurements in Stockholm [36] and Tampa [37] indicated that loss is in the range of 20 - 25 dB and concluded that 20 dB of loss is seen around a corner. Fig. 4.6 illustrates the shadowed regions in our urban model where interference to Array 1 is by means of diffraction. The value of 20 dB will be used as diffraction loss in our model. Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 51 Fig. 4.6 Shadowed Regions 4.3.3 Distance Path Loss In [1] and [39], the use of a free space propagation path loss model was suggested between an external antenna and a user located within a building, without the use of an outdoor reference value. Regression analysis was also performed in [1] to compute various building parameters that best fits measurements made inside buildings and the following was suggested as a suitable path loss model PL(dB) = 32.44 + 20 log d + 20 log / + B f (4.15) where d, f, and Bf are the distance between the user and the serving base station array, frequency of signal, and free space clutter factor with a mean value of 18.3 dB, respectively. Eq. 4.15 will therefore be used to model propagation loss in our model. 4.3.4 Building Penetration Loss Since our intended users are located in buildings, served by an external antenna array, the power loss associated with signals propagating through the external walls of a building must be taken into account. In [38], a series of measurements at 900 M H z , 1800 M H z , Chapter 4 MULTI CELL INTERFERENCE 52 and 2300 M H z were conducted and the average penetration loss was concluded to be 17 dB. Because all mobiles are subjected to a similar penetration loss of 17 dB, we can assume that the power control is able to compensate for this loss. Further, since measurements were made directly inside buildings in [1] of signal from an external transmitter, and 6/ in Eq. 4.15 is very close to the average penetration loss reported in [38], it is assumed that 6/is representative of the building penetration loss. 4.3.5 Element Factor From Eq. 2.28, it can be observed that the elemental factor need not be considered because perfect power control is assumed to be able to compensate for this in a single cell system. However, in a multi cell system, each base station has no power control ability on adjacent cells, and interfering signals from adjacent cell users arrive at different A O As to both the adjacent and in cell antenna arrays as illustrated in Fig. 4.10. If panel antenna elements are used, for an interfering user in building group F, served by Array 2, we let (<t>F,0F) and 0) be the A O A s for the interfering user's signal to Array 2 and 1. The required power to be transmitted by the user due to the element factor is Pt P. C element (4.16) and the power received by Array 1 due solely from the effects of element factor is = Pt element (4.17) - P.G. c element where G kment e will be used as the element factor gain in our model. Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 4 . 4 53 Single Bounce Models In the past, single bounce models have been used to study the effects of A O A in cellular systems. In our system model, the height of the building groups limit propagation from other buildings on parallel streets, but serves to contain interferences from buildings that are facing the same street by reflection. As indicated by previous studies [32], [40]-[43], the street where the antenna faces acts as a channel providing a wave guiding effect. Typically in the past, unless specific site layout is used, geometrically based single bounce models were used to study propagation and A O A of signals in an urban environment. For example, the Geometrically Based Single Bounce Circular Model ( G B C M ) , shown in Fig. 4.7, was originally proposed for use in the analysis of a macro cellular scenario where scatterers are assumed to lie within a pre-determined radius about a mobile terminal [3]. This is because the model assumes that the base station antenna is relatively high, compared to its surroundings. The multi-path generated by this model requires the generation of the location of scatterers based on a distribution model within the circular region, and that the individual signal paths are subjected to a single reflection off each scatterer reaching the base station antenna. The determination of the radius used in the model, however, requires the use of measured results [3]. Fig. 4.7 G B C M Model Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 54 Another popular model applied for smaller micro cellular service, or street level service, is the Geometrically Based Single Bounce Elliptical Model ( G B E M ) . Instead of assuming that scatterers are surrounding only the mobile, the G B E M model, shown in Fig. 4.8, is applicable to situations where the base station antenna height is relatively low to the ground and is surrounded by nearby objects [25]. It is assumed in this model that scatterers are distributed within an ellipse, where the base station and the mobile are located at the foci. As such, back propagation is allowed to reflect off objects behind the base station antenna. 4.5 Modified 3-Dimensional Single Bounce Model Geometrically based models have been popular aids in determining the statistics of multipath A O A s in previous studies. They are in particular useful for analyzing the performance of smart antennas beam steering or nulling algorithms, subjected to changes in the channel, often encountered as a result to motion of both the mobile terminals and scatterers. However, indoor environments are quasi-static [35], and such models are Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 55 based on idealistic assumptions of real propagation channels, and the shape and size of the scatterer's distribution require the use of field measurements. The validation for these models istherefore subjected to debate [3]. For example, the circular shape for G B C M was originally intended by Jakes and Lee to only analyse correlation between two antenna elements, and to determine effects of beamforming on Doppler spectrum for narrowband signals [3]. Further, G B E M is only applicable to non-sectorized antenna elements or arrays due to the backward propagating rays on the base station antenna, as shown in Fig. 4.8, and assumes that it is relatively close to the ground. Also, even though reflections do occur inside buildings, this can be neglected because mobile users only transmit enough power for the shortest and most direct path, and any wave undergoing a reflection inside the building, then penetrating through the building's wall, will not have sufficient strength to meet the minimum SINR requirements for de-spreading in the base station receiver. In addition, our proposed antenna location is mounted at half the height of the building that it serves. The height is therefore many times than that of a lamppost, where previous micro cell studies have assumed to be the antenna's location. As such, reflections by buildings are more dominant than scatterers on the ground. We propose a modified single bounce model to be incorporated into our multiple cell interference analysis that takes into account of building locations and geometries as introduced in Chapter 3. Following the model shown in Fig. 4.1, and assuming desired users are in building group D, the model considers interference from other users in building groups D, F, C, and E in Sections 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 4.5.4, and building groups I and J in Sections 4.5.5 and 4.5.6, respectively. Chapter 4 MVLTICELL INTERFERENCE 56 4.5.1 Interference from Building Group D The mean intra-cell interference from within building group D can be calculated similar to the method used in Eq. 2.31, by substituting the received power and the user PDF from Eqs. 2.28 and 3.10, respectively, into Eq. 4.3 for ID(0O,&O)- The mean interference therefore is K-l i y, A)=E D 0 UK =E K-\. =E P. T\f AmfieSM\ P f (r,0) PA = M 1 (4.18) P (K-l)E[F; (<f>,0)] c itAi = p {K-\)r {M) c D where, given the urban model, some of the functions defined in Section 3.3 are reproduced here for the readers' convenience c{(/>,x) = cos(^) w,....„ building ?LxiO) = t a n TC ~ 0 ax(P) = - - t a n m 2x (4.19) 'A' 4.5.2 Interference from Building Group F In addition to signals from the intended users, the antenna array is also subjected to interference from reflection off the building that it serves. As shown in Figs. 4.1 and 4.4, Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 57 users from building group D are served by Array 1 mounted in the middle of building group F. Also shown is that building group D acts as a reflector, and interference from users in building group F can be traced from the array in the specific azimuth and vertical angles by reflecting off building group D in the manner shown. In addition, due to the reflection, extra distance is travelled prior to reaching the array, causing an increase in coverage per degree beamwidth, as illustrated in Fig. 4.9. Because the interferers are in different building groups, served by different arrays, the power controls for the two building groups are also independent from each other and must be taken into account. Referring to Fig. 4.10, Array 1 serves building group D, and Array 2 serves building group F, the effect of power control can be modelled by comparing the total power loss between an interferer and Array 1, with the total power loss between the same interferer and Array 2. Fig. 4.9 Beam Spot Increase Due to Reflection Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 58 In Fig. 4.9, the location of the intra cell interferer is on a floor hoffset _ F (4.20) tan(0) from where Array 1 is. The vertical angle of arrival from this floor to Array 2 is then ( 0,, = ' 2 tan" h "offset _ F > (4.21) Referring to Eq. 4.17, the effective gain from the element factor is G, \fpM-A)\ (4.22) where the superscript F here signifies gain from the elemental factor is for interferers in building group F. Fig. 4.10 Distance Ratio for Building Groups D and F Chapter 4 MULT1CELL INTERFERENCE 59 The loss due to distance can be broken down into two components d\=d F]a +d d —d F2a +d F F1 Fih (4.23) F2b where subscript a refers to the distance between the base station array and the exterior wall of building group F, and subscript b refers to the distance between the interferer and the building wall. Because the building is partitioned into different floors, we assume that signals propagate horizontally for the paths drib and d^t- Referring to Fig. 4.10, dFia, which is the 3-dimensional path as shown on Fig. 4.9, can be expressed as cfa,2X ) sin(0) d \ =c(<f>,x)-c(<f>,2X ) = F 0 b (4.24) Q and ^ (0F> J C X F2a = F2b =<{fa-> - o\- d d X + ,,ffie,_F h X A^F > (4.25) 2 0 X ] where <j) - tan" F xtan^ x- X j (4.26) 0 r = x - 2X . 0 Adopting Eq. 4.15 and including the array factor of Array 2, if the power received by Array 2 will be P the transmitted power by the interferer in dB is a P, (dB) = 10log P - 20 l o g | 4 ^ (<j> , 6 )| + 32.44 + 20 log d F c F F F2 + 20 l o g / + fi f (4.27) and the power received in dB by Array 1, after reflecting off building group D is Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 60 P'(dB) = 10 log i f - 3 2 . 4 4 - 2 0 l o g d - 2 0 l o g / - / ? , n -201og^ , 201og|4 (^*)| /to M+ A = 101ogP +201ogd„ - 2 0 1 o g ^ , -201ogL,. ,,„ +201og|/ (^t9)| c c/fec AA -2010^4^(^,^)1 (4.28) where L fl i re ect 0n is as given in Eq. 4.14. Rewriting the above equation, we have 2 P! = , 2 , 2 ° F\ reflection f ^ . B L Pd c rl F ( < f > F ^ F ) 2 f2 1 2 2 " F\ ^reflection /PAM rl Fl a 2 /PA^FA) T ^reflection 2 (4.29) Pcd ; F -Gelement i ,ff„ F dp\ L'reflection = P G'( ,8 ,r,0) c ro o where d dp\ (4.30) L reflection denotes the effective gain of an interferer's signal originated from within building group F, subjected to the various losses in the channel and the specific locations of the interferer and the base station arrays. From Eq. 4.3, interference from building group F can then be expressed as Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 61 i {h,e )=E F Q ,/=o K-\ = E\ = P KE[G^ A^A] C 0 J =PK \ C 2X„ - ( » , „ „ , (JC) \G^ AJ^L n M,ff)d0d0dx O a 8 e„„ [c(s(,2A-„)] x = p jc/;-(^ ,6i ) c 0 0 (4.31) where x[l + tan (^)] c ( ^ , 2 X ) 1 + tan' - - B v2 , 2 0 4.5.3 (4.32) Interference from Building G r o u p C As shown in Fig 4.6, direct L O S and diffraction are the propagation mechanisms for interferers originated from within building group C. Coverage per degree angle is also increased due to the increased distance to building group C. Also, Fig. 4.11 shows that building group C can be divided into three zones. Zone C l is bounded by <f> i3(Xo) and max <t>max3(Xo), Zone C2 is bounded by </> i(Xo) and <f> axi3(Xri), and Zone C3 is bounded by max 0maxi3(X +S) and <j) l(Xo). o max m Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 62 Fig. 4.11 Building Group C Interference Zones Interference from Zone C l propagates to Array 1 through the front wall, whereas interference from Zone C2 and C3 propagates through the side wall, with interference from Zone C3 diffracting around the corner of building group D. To model the effects of power control, Fig. 4.12 shows the distances from interferers in the three zones to Array 1 and 3. The effect of power control is modelled similar to the technique used in Section 4.5.2, as = d \\ C ^CI3 dci\ ^C33 a = ^CI3u + = d 2\a + d m b dc2\b C + ^0236 = dcMa + ^C316 = ^C33« + ^C336 (4.33) where the first two subscripts distinguishes the origin of the interferers, the third subscript denotes the antenna array, and the alphabet subscript indicates whether the ray is external or internal to the building. For example, dcis , dc23a, and dca a a represents the distances from Array 3 to the exterior wall of building group C for interferers in Zones C l , C2, and C3, respectively. Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 63 r —1 Wo,,: D Clci3b\ " - C ^ ^ -\~r--p Arroy3 1 • Ari-oyl E F Fig. 4.12 Distance Ratio for Building Groups C and F From Fig. 4.12, the distance components for Zone Cl can be expressed as *Cllo (4.34) sin(0) cm =c(<f>,x)-c((t>,X ) d 0 et c i (4.35) ciib= (#c> )- (&c> o) d c x c x where h tan(6>) "offset C l xKm<j>-W </> = tan (4.36) -W r buildinu cross c and the vertical angle of arrival to Array 3 is n it h -1 "offset _ C 1 C The distance components for Zone C2 are (^C>^o). (4.37) Chapter 4 MULTICELL 64 INTERFERENCE :(<f>,a) d, sin(#) C2\a ci\b (4.38) =c(0,x)-c(<p,a) d <{fse(_C2 C23b ~ d (4.39) C\lb d where _ c(<f>,a) (4.40) W, building a = tan(^) and the vertical angle of arrival to Array 3 is 62 =Y "nJJselCl _ t a n (4.41) C The distance components for Zone C3 are d _c[0 JX ),X ] ma o W d,C3\b C3\c o sin(#) C3\a - {<t>C> ~ X ) d (4.42) cross sin (^c)sin((9) c X 0 : sm C3 ^C336 where — C\lb d (4.43) Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 65 x t a -i = tan n (^)_^* 2 (4.44) x— X n and the vertical angle of arrival to Array 3 is 0 "iiffim_C3 c i = - - t a (4.45) n yc{0 ,X )j c o Adopting Eq. 4.15 and including the array factor of Array 3, if the power received by Array 3 will be P , the transmitted power in dB by interferers in Zone C l , C2, and C3 to c Array 3 are />, (dff) = 101ogP -201og|4 . (^ (9 ]| + 32.44 + cl c A i > 201ogcV cl cl3 + 201og/ + B f P, {dB) = 10logP -20log|4 { ,0 21 + 32.44 + 20logd , + 20log/ + B C1 c i0ci P™{dB) - 10logP - 20log|4 c A j YC C C2 f {<t> ,0 ,\ + 32.44 + 20logd » + 20log/ + B, c C c (4.46) and the power received in dB by Array 1, for the three zones are P"(dB) = 10 log i f ' -32.44 - 2 0 log d - 20 log / - /?, + 20 log|^ cu = 101og/> +201og</ -201og</ c P?{dB) cl3 = 101og/>, -32.44-20logd C2 C2l cll 6>)| oA +2010^^(^^)1-2010^4^(^,^,1 - 2 0 l o g / - B, + 201og|4 {</>,0)\ A = 101og/> + 201og</ -201og</ , +201og|4 (^*)|-201og|/ . . (^ c9 )| c c23 P "(dB) = 101ogP, -32.44-20logd C2 C3 r C3l - 2 0 l o g / - B -20logL^ = 101ogP + 201ogc/ -201ogc/ c C33 A f C31 A rflelto(I iflt j CJ C2 + 20log|/ ^,(JT ),(9)| A - 2 0 ^ 1 , ^ ^ +20Iog|/ (^ „ (^o).^)| AA m 1 -201og|4. . (^ ^ ^ A 3 c C3 (4.47) 0 Chapter 4 MVLTICELL INTERFERENCE 66 Rewriting Eq. 4.47, we have PJ. c"C\3 i' C U pC2 _ 2 PM, c"C23 i 2 (<t>A cLcn, i.B, G F t (4.48) iC2 PJ. pC3 _ rl °C31 = C33 dLent i A, (^max 1 (^0 )> &) G 2 1 2 F ^diffraction P GZ(toAJ>0) c where /PA^CAI)] (4.49) /PAM fpA^cAll fpAfcAi) The interference from building group C can then be expressed as I (^A) C = E ^P™ + Pf* + P? a+X, A„,i.i(A'o)^-fi , [c(#,a)] X ra I + j J + msl a +s fa\&AJ,0AJxJ,0)dad4dx lG^\0 ,0 J,0)u^JxJ,0)d0d0dx f •*>A", t „(X„) x x o mm u (* .™I(A'O)T-«„„X['; 1 1 c = P KI' W ,0 ) e = c o o Pc[{K-\)v (^A) + i'MA)] c o # [c(t. )] 1 Chapter 4 MULT1CELL INTERFERENCE 67 where 1 + tan' x l + tan (^)] 2 sw h buildin8 Tt c(</>,a) 1 + tan' -6 x 1 + tan (tj>) 2 sw „ h buildi r ric 1 + tan' _ s A sw c[l + tan (^) 2 h buiUing W... 7 =^ (jr Uo]+—f ^ 2 c 0 maxI sin ^ V building 1 ^max3W = t an" c w... 5if (4.51) + if building ^ '"cross 4.5.4 Interference from Building Group E From Fig. 4.6, we can see the modes of interference from building group E are reflection from building group D and C, and diffraction around a corner of building group F. Similar to the case for building group C, building group E can also be divided into four zones, as shown in Fig. 4.13, where Zone E l is bounded by (f> xi3(Xo) and </> 3(2Xo), ma maX Zone E2 is bounded by <j>maxi3(2Xo) and <p xi(Xo), Zone E3 is bounded by 0 ,xi(2Xo) and ma mc (f>maxi3(2Xo), and Zone E4 is bounded by <j) xi3(2X0+S) and </> xi(2Xo). ma ma Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 68 Fig. 4.13 Building Group E Interference Zones Interference from Zone E l and E2 exits through the front wall, and interference from Zone E3 and E4 exits through the side wall of building group E with interference from Zone E4 diffracting around a corner of building group F. Also shown is that part of the users in building group E do not contribute interference to Array 1. These users are located between Zones E l and E2, and their interference are not reflected by building group C or D due to the cross street. To model the effects of power control, Fig. 4.14 shows the distances to the different zones. Fig. 4.14 Distance Ratio for Building Groups E and F Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 69 Subscripts are assigned similar to those used for building group C, and E\\ E\\a d = ^£14 = E2\ d d ^£140 E2\a = E24 + d = ^£31o ^£34 = ^£340 ^£41 = E44 E4\a d "^£246 ^£31* + ^£34* + E4\b + E44c = d + d d E2\b + d E3\ d [4b E ~ E24a d ^£116 + d d +d £4tc E44b • + d In Fig. 4.14, the distance components for Zone El to Array 1 are _c{ ,2X ) r E U a d ~ E\\b 0 (4.53) sin{0) =c{0,x)-c(0,2X ) o and the distance components for Zone El to Array 4 are <^£14 E\4b d a - V(^£ C ' ^0 ) + offset_E\ h = (<t>E ,X-X )~ C 0 c{<j) , X ) E (4.54) 0 where *,2* ) 0 tan(c9) 'offset _£1 ^ x tan <p -building W - W... cross (4.55) L <j) = tan E and the vertical angle of arrival to Array 4 is 0v, E l 2 tan "offset _E\ (4.56) Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 70 The distance components for Zone E2 are dE2\ci E2\b ~ d (4.57) EUa ~ d £]\b d and E2Aa ~ E24b ~ d d d~ (4.58) EHcl E\4b' d The distance components for Zone E3 to Array 1 are _ c{tf>,a) (4.59) sin(i9 j =c{(f>,x)-cy>,a) E3\b d and the distance components for Zone E3 to Array 4 are d £34a - A / C ( ^ £ '^0 ) 2 Kff.sc, ^E^ + =Cy>E> - o)- (0E> o) X X d 34b E C (4.60) X where h.. tan(0) (4.61) and the vertical angle of arrival to Array 4 is tan t) , F " 2 h "offset _E3 (4.62) Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 71 The distance components for Zone E4 are , _c\^ {2X \2X ] sin(#) Bmi 'E4\a 0 0 W (4.63) cross ' £ 4 1 4 sin fc)sin(» ^£41, W... =c( - ,x-2X )Y E Q and ^ £ 4 4 , , = E44b ~ d ^h^f+h^ffsel _ 2 £4 (4.64) £\4b d where h offset _E4 ( E4U,+d 4lb) °s(0) d = C E (4.65) x t a n f o ) - ^ <f> = tan" E and the vertical angle of arrival to Array 4 is "offset _E4 E4 B = 2~ (4.66) tm <<PE,XO) Adopting Eq. 4.15 and including the array factor of Array 4, if the power received by Array 4 will be P , the transmitted power by interferers in Zones E l ; E2, E3, and E4 to c Array 4 are P, V£) = 1 0 1 o g P £ c -201o^ / f (dB) = 10log P - 20 2 c logJ4 P,"{dB) = \0logP - 2 0 l o g | 4 ^ ( c P \dB) = E t YE Aj A {<t> , ^ ) | + 32.44 + 20 log d E 3 2 1 + 32.44 + 20logd 10^^-2010^4^(^,^1 E24 EM + 20 l o g / + B, + 20log/' + B f + 32.44 + 2 0 ^ ^ + 2 0 ^ / + ^ . (4.67) Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 72 and the power received by Array 1, for the four zones P™(dB) = l O l o g / f - 3 2 . 4 4 - 2 0 1 o g ^ „ - 2 0 l o g / - B - 2 0 ^ ^ , ^ +201og|/ ^(^^)| f = 101ogP +201ogc/ c £l4 -201o f gfl - 2 0 log £11 A + 201ogft, M (<l>i:- E\) 0 n P*\dB) = lOlogP," -32.44-201ogJ = 101ogP +201og</ c £24 c £34 f -201ogJ P^idB) = lOlogP," -32.44-201ogJ - 101ogP + 201og</ -20\ogf-j3 -201og/, „,„ £21 £2l -20logL + 201og|/ (<fi,0)\ /;ec re/!ec AA ,„„ +20log f^ArME^El) - 2 0 1 o g / - B, - 2 0 l o g + £3l 2Olog|/ (£0)| AA - 2 0 l o g - 2 0 l o g / .•flection 20 log P , f V S ) = 101ogP, -32.44-20log^- - 2 0 1 o g / - - 201og/. ,„„ - 201og L £4 4I + 201og|4 (^ A maxl affm (2X )^)| 0 = 101ogP +201og</ c + 20 log e/fc[ £44 -20\ogd E4l -2Q\ogL , -20logL rcl eclian diffraclion \AA^A2X ),0)\ O A-,e (^£>#£4) r 4 (4.68) Rewriting Eq. 4.68, we have "EU ^reflection = P G^(0 ,0 ,M c "£21 o o ^ reflection i£2 (4.69) Pd, r,' F = ~ ~ T h "£31 = ^r, 2 element G i ,S„ (</>> F ) 0 ^ reflection P G J{hA,4>f) E e — ri CA\ Q 2 Pd r 2 2 P G^(0 ,0 ,M c r 2 1 T ^reflection ^diffraction o o ^e/eme/»,5„ ((/> mM j ( 2 ^ ), (9) 0 Chapter 4 MULTI CELL INTERFERENCE 73 where /PAM element fpA^>E^E\)\ TE2 fpA^d) fpA^E^El) (4.70) /PAM IE3 ^element /PA(0E> EI)\ 0 fpA^frXoM ^£4 /PA^EA*) The interference from building group E can then be expressed as I ( A) E Y0 =E ^ pE\ + E 2 p (2X„+X, = P K\ p pEA E l + «U (A) n-e \c(<t>,2X„)\ 3 j C [ + m jG' (# ,0 j,e)u ) ,( ,</>,e]ded(/)dx \ l 2X„ ^ (X„) 2X„+X <*,„„,,(*„) m JG^ (^,8,^,0)^,1,, j n j i » u W 8, [c(<f,,a)] «t™„(2A',k-e„„[(^,a)] 2X„ X + m x J + 2 JG^^roA^yu^J^ff^dd^ m x l i c J « U , ( 2 X ) <?,„» [<;(«»,«)] iG^^y^Mu^inM^^^ (I ix +s t„™,{ix„)x-e, lnr] j J (t + Jxj,0)d0d^x 0 „[c(,*,2A"„)] {2X„)x-g„„[cti,a)] m[ 2X» 2X«+S tt m ! 2X„+X,^, ,(2X„) 2X„ +X f»„„ + x <m L 2 ildinf 6 [c(?,2X„)} n-e„ [c{^,2X„)} ^„,„ ,(2X„) (*„„„, (x) j hl m } + o 0 0, [c{t,2X„)] 7r-0„ [c{t,2X )} n 2X„ 2X„+S E h m 2X„+X 2 «U, W 3 iG^\ ,0 , ,^u^ (x, ,0)dGd d \ YO o Y lv Y Y X ff Jr,E] m = P KI'e(hA) C -pX{K-\)i'M,9,) rM,0 )] + o (4.71) where Chapter 4 MULTICELL INTERFERENCE 74 c(0,2X ) l + tan | - -0 2 o x[l + tan (^)] 2 sw , h huil ms MUIng U (*» 0> d ) = "hiding (*> <f>> &) Tt c{(/>,a) 1 + tan' • e x[l + tan (^)] 2 \^ building J (4.72) sw „ h buikli s l + tan |--0 x[l + tan (^)] 2 SW 2 h hwkling VE = c k , ( 2 Z ) , 2 Z ] + sin^ a x 0 0 £ 4.5.5 Total Interference and Capacity As illustrated in Fig. 4.1, in addition to interference from building groups C and E in the city block on the left side of building group F, just as much interference comes from the city block on the right side. Because of the symmetrical nature, this can be modelled by applying only a negative sign in the azimuth angle of the array factor in the integrands of Eqs. 4.50 and 4.71. Let building groups I and J be on the right city block, the additional interference are Chapter 4 MULTI CELL INTERFERENCE «4 „ (.v) (X +S m 0 75 i-0 .Jc^,X„)} 3 m [ x (»„,„, (*„) e „[c(^,x„)] 0 m 3 J + J f^"(^o^o-^^KL/ (^^<9V^ (- ) 4 flg 73 = / [(A:-I)/;(^ ,«9 )+/;(^ ,(9 )] , C 0 0 0 0 and j„„(x) (2X„+X< { 2A'„ x-8 ,Mt,2X„)] m («, „(A'„) e,„„[c^,2A„)] *,„„„(*„) /r-^ „[c(^,2X„)J TO 2*,,+*, = + J n j iGl^^-mu^ix^AyiBd^x 2X„ «1„„ (2A'„) 0,„„[ fo,2A'„)] 2A'„+5' f ,(x) l-«,„[c(l*."'ii)] I3 c mx I + J iG^^M-rAK^Jx^e^ad^dx 2X„+X, #>„,„|,(2A„) 0 „[e(«i,2A'„)] 2 A",, + AT j ,*„,„ „ (2 A'„ ) * - 0 „ [cfo.a)] m m «UnM e [c(^)\ t ,„(2X„)x-e [c(t,a)] 2*„ 2X„+S mn m ma 2A-0+A-J ,*,„„, (2A'„) e„„xW(*,«)] 2-Vo+S «*„„xi(2A' )T-e,„ [,, ] (L + j = = x j 1 £ JGr(^,^-^^) fl (x^^V^x M wg P KI'MA) C P [{K-l)l' {r A) c J 0 + Pj(M)] (4.74) Chapter 4 MULTI CELL INTERFERENCE 76 The total interference from the six building groups are i AhA)=^^M+hMoA)+i {M tol c =p [{K-i)i'MA) c + {K-iy {4 A)+r {M) F 0 F {K-\)r (fa,e hi'M,e ) + c 0 0 {K-\)r {<t>,A)+^A) + (K-\)rMAh^A)} + l = P [{K-l)a{0 ,0 hb(<f> A)] c o o o where a{<f>o,BQ)=b + r y> ,0o)D Q Thus, using Eq. 4.1, the SINR can be expressed as P. SINR = Yr^oM^aA) (4.77) N ^P [{K-i)a{0 ,0 hb{<PoA)] c o o and the mean capacity within building group D when Array 1 steers towards (<f>o, 0o) is K= - l - y°hl. b{ (4.78) 4.6 Conclusions In this chapter, we have presented the modelling and analysis of a multi cell 3dimensional CDMA system in a downtown environment. The effect on power control Chapter 4 MULT1CELL INTERFERENCE 11 due to reflection, diffraction, building penetration, propagation, and element factor is modelled. A modified single bounce model adapted to our urban model is proposed and coupled with the modified user distribution, an analytical derivation of the interference contributed by neighbouring cells is provided. Chapter 5 5.1 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Introduction This chapter presents the improvement with the use of our proposed 3-dimensional smart antenna array on the estimated capacity. The use of single element antenna, 1x5 linear array, and 5x5 vertical planar array introduced in Chapter 2 on the model in Fig. 4.1 for both single cell and multicell are compared. In the multicell case, we will illustrate the interference contributed by each of the neighbouring cells on building group D. With a 3-dimensional approach to array and interference analysis, we can show the changes in capacity and interference in surface plots, and therefore provide good insights into the system. The organization of this chapter is as follows. After this introduction, Section 5.2 presents the simulation model and methodology for estimating interference and capacity. Section 5.3 shows the results from the use of single element antenna. Then, improvement with the use of 1x5 linear array is presented in Section 5.4. Section 5.5 shows the results and advantages for using a 5x5 vertical planar array. The change in system capacity due to difference in building's reflectivity is discussed in Section 5.6. Finally in Section 5.7, for comparative purposes, we present the results from a second simulation with the 5x5 vertical planar array to investigate changes in capacity when building dimensions change. Section 5.8 presents the conclusions of this chapter. 5.2 Simulation Model and Methodology 5.2.1 Simulation Model We have considered the rectangular grid downtown model which consists of a total of 6 building groups facing the same street as illustrated in Fig. 4.1. Each building group is 78 Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 79 considered to be a cell of service, and the performance of single element antenna, linear array, and vertical planar array will be compared. Effects of building materials with reflection coefficients tabulated in Table 4.1 on capacity are compared. The estimation of capacity result from the total interference received from both in cell and out of cell users. Due to the ability of the base station antenna to steer to both azimuth and vertical angles, the total interference is calculated for each {<f> ,0 ) o combination, and iterated in 1° steps. For Array 1 in Fig. 4.1, the ranges of the steered angles are determined at the beginning from the dimensions of the downtown model as < * o = [ - ^ ™ . ( ^ o ^ n , „ . ( ^ o ) ] and ^ = [ ^ [ ( ^ , X ) ] , 1 8 0 - ^ , [ c ( ^ , X ) ] ] i n order to 0 0 ax C 0 0 ; x 0 0 serve all mobiles in building group D . Because it has been assumed that each base station antenna is mounted at the middle of a building group, we need only to iterate through the angles <f> = [0,^ 0 maxl (^J)and 0 = [# . [c(tf>, X )],90°) from symmetry. O m lx 0 5.2.2 Simulation Methodology Fig. 5.1 summarizes the steps for the simulation. First, parameters such as the dimensions and reflection coefficient for the building groups are set, along with the IS-95 parameters. The maximum azimuth angle, <f> (X ), and vertical angle, max 0 0 [c(<f> ,X )], mm 0 0 are also calculated for possible user locations within building group D to set the bounds within which the antenna array may steer towards. o Chapter 5 CAP A CITY ESTIMA TION AND RESULTS For each steered E^ ( ,0 ), iAt YO angle, 80 (tp ,0 ), the normalized array factor power o o response, is calculated for all angles from which interference may come from. Also o at each steered angle, the interference from intra and adjacent cells are computed and the maximum capacity within building group D is found. The simulation then iterates the steered angle to different directions within the bounds set previously in order to find the maximum capacity at each steered angle. Specifically, the simulation first iterates from [f> = O°,0 =# [c($,,* )l] 0 O max t 0 0 k =O°,0 = 9 0 ° ] . is then incremented 1° and 0 is O O cycled again from 9 [c((p ,X )] to 90° until <f> =<f> {X ). mm 0 Q 0 mM 0 From this, a capacity surface plot can be generated and the lowest point on the surface indicates the maximum allowable capacity beyond which any increase anywhere within the system will compromise the received SINR. This entire process is repeated for each type of antenna array used, or a change in system parameters, i.e. IS-95 parameters, building sizes, reflection coefficients, etc. 81 Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Start I Set building group sizes, reflection coefficient, IS-95 parameters, etc Calculate bounds for smart antenna's beam angles, and angles from which antenna will receive interference from adjacent building groups T Steer beam to 0 ,0 ) = ( 0 , 0 0 O mm [cfa,,X )]) 0 Compute normalized array factor power response F^ (<p,0) for all angles A Calculate intra-cell interference,/ (^ ,i9 ), from building group D o 0 0 Calculate interference,I (<fi ,0 ), from building group F F 0 O Calculate interference,I(<fi ,0 ) + I,(0 ,0 ), from building groups C & I c Q O Q Q Calculate interference,I {0 ,0 )+1j {& >#o)> from building groups E & J E O O 0 Compute total interference and capacity when steered to Increment Q< Reset Fig. 5.1 Program Flowchart (See Fig. 4.1) 0 =0 Jc{0 ,X )} o m o o Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 82 5.2.3 Building Group D Intra-cell Interference Simulation Fig. 5.2 shows the steps for the simulation of intra-cell interference from building group D for Eq. 4.18. Given an interferer's location (x,</),d), Array l's normalized array factor, and the user PDF from Eq. 3.10, the weighted interference power is calculated. This is repeated for all interferers' locations within building group D to obtain the mean interference power from building group D. For efficient simulation, interference from (</>, 8) and (- , 8) are computed at the same time to save half of the integration steps. Y Set interferer's location to (x = X ,(f> = 0°,8 = 8 [c( ,X )§ 0 mm r 0 Calculate power received, P °, by r [ Array 1 from (0,8) and (- ,0) r j Calculate weighted received power with the user distribution, u (x,<j),d), and add to running sum buildjng Move onto new interferer by decrementing 0 Move onto new interferers by incrementing <f> Reset 8 = 8 Jc(0,X )] m o Move onto new interferers by incrementing x Reset <j> = 0° Fig. 5.2 Building Group D Intra-cell Interference Simulation Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 5.2.4 83 Building Group F Interference Simulation Fig. 5.3 describes the steps for simulating interference from building group F for Eq. 4.31. Because interferers in building group F are under the control of Array 2 (see Fig. 4.1), the transmitted power, P , determined by the interferer-Array 2 distance, AOA to h t Array 2, and Array 2's normalized array factor, are first calculated using Eqs. 4.20 4.27. The power received by Array 1 from this interferer is then calculated with Eqs. 4.28 - 4.30, subjected to the reflection loss, L jj tion re ec of Eq. 4.14, off building group D, and the interferer-Array 1 distance-propagation loss. The weighted received power is computed with a user PDF of Eq. 4.32 for building group F. Similar to the simulation for building group D, interference from (</),0) and {-</>, 6) are computed at the same time to save half of the integration steps. 5.2.5 Building Groups C and I Interference Simulation Figs. 5.4 - 5.6 illustrate the simulation steps for interference from building group C s zones C l - C3 for Eq. 4.50 and the corresponding zones from building group I for Eq. 4.73. Similar to the power control operation for building group F, the transmitted power, P , P , , and P, from interferers in the three zones are first determined with Eqs. 4.33 CI C2 C3 ( - 4.46. Then the received power by Array 1 are calculated in Eqs. 4.47 - 4.49. The weighted received power can then be determined with user PDFs for the three zones given by Eq. 4.51. Note in Fig. 4.11 that interference from zone C3 comes from (j) D. = ^ m a x i ( * 0 ) only as interferers in this zone are in the shadow region of building group Interferers in building group I at (-<j),6) can be computed concurrently with interferers in building group C from (0,6). Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 84 Set interferer's location to (x = 2X ,<p = O°,0 = 0 [c(<t>,2X )]) Q mm Q Compute interferer's AOA,(0 ,0 ), and distance, d , to Array 2, which serves interferers in building group F F F F2 Compute power required to be transmitted, P , to Array 2 h t Compute reflection loss, L fl , re ection off building group D Compute interferer's distance, d , to Array 1 F] Calculate power received, P , by Array 1 h r 31 Compute weighted power with the user distribution model, Ufo/M (x,<fi,0) , and add to running sum Move onto new interferer by decrementing 0 Move onto new interferers by incrementing 0 Reset 0 = 0 Jc{0,2X j\ m Move onto new interferers by incrementing x Reset <f> = 0° Fig. 5.3 Building Group F Interference Simulation for Fig. 4.10 o Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Set Zone C1 interferer's location to (x = X ,0 = 0 85 0 (X ),0 = 0 [c(0,X ))) imx]3 O max 0 Compute interferer's AOA, (0 ,0 ), and distance, d i$, [ to Array 3, which serves interferers in building group C J C CI C Compute power required to be transmitted, P , to Array 3 t Compute interferer's distance, d u, to Array 1 C Calculate power received, P , by Array 1 from (0,0) for the Zone c> r Cl interferer, and from (-0,0) for an interferer in building group I Compute weighted power with the user distribution model, w£', „ (x,0,0) , and add to running sum M g Move onto new interferers by incrementing 0 Reset 0 = 0 Jc(0,X )} m o Move onto new interferers by incrementing x Reset ^ = ^ , (* ) m xl3 (C2) Fig. 5.4 Zones Cl and II Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.11 and 4.12 0 Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 86 Set Zone C2 interferer's location to (x = X ,<j) = 0 {x),0 = 0 [c{0,a)]) 0 mml3 mm Compute interferer's AOA, (<fi ,0 ), and distance, d 23, to Array 3, which serves interferers in building group C c C2 C Compute power required to be transmitted, P, , to Array 3 C2 z Compute interferer's distance, d 2i, to Array 1 C Calculate power received, P", by Array 1 from (0, 0) for the Zone C2 interferer, and from {-<t>,0) for an interferer in building group I Compute weighted power with the user distribution model, u^ ,(x,0,0) , and add to running sum 2 UJilli z Move onto new interferer by decrementing 0 No Move onto new interferers by incrementing <f> Reset 0 = 0max[c(M] Move onto new interferers by incrementing x Resets = 0 tmx] 3 (x) Reset 0 = <L (*o) xl Yes (C3) Fig. 5.5 Zones C2 and 12 Interference Simulation for Figs.4.11 and 4.12 Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Set Zone C3 interferer's location to (x = X + Xt,0 0 87 =^ (x),6> maxl3 = 0 [TJ ]) mm C Compute interferer's AOA, (<f> ,6 ), and distance, d 33, to Array 3, which serves interferers in building group C c Ci C Compute power required to be transmitted, P", to Array 3 Compute interferer's distance, dan to Array 1 Calculate power received, P", by Array 1 from [<t> {X ),6) for the Zone C3 interferer, and from {-0 {X ),0) f ° interferer in building group I mm] 0 ra n mml o Compute weighted power with the user distribution model, u" (x, 0,6), and add to running sum jlding X Move onto new interferer by decrementing 0 No Move onto new interferers by incrementing <fi Reset 0 = 0^] Move onto new interferers by incrementing x No Resets = ^ „ , (x) Yes Fig. 5.6 Zones C3 and 13 Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.11 and 4.12 m 3 Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 88 5.2.6 Building Groups E and J Interference Simulation Fig. 5.7 - 5.10 show the steps for simulating interference from zones El, E2, E3, and E4 from building group E in Eq. 4.71 and the corresponding zones from building group I in Eq. 4.74. The transmitted power from the four zones P , P. , P", and P EI E2 E4 t are first calculated with Eqs. 4.52 - 4.67. The received power by Array 1 are then computed in Eqs. 4.68 - 4.70. The user PDFs in Eq. 4.72 for the four zones are then used to determine the weighted received power. Similar to building group Cs zone C3, zone E4 is in the shadow region of building group F as illustrated in Fig. 4.14. Therefore, interferers from this area comes from 0 = 0 (2X ). mmt Q Also, interferers in building group I from (-0,6) can be simulated at the same time as interferers in building group E from {0,6). Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 89 Set Zone El interferer's location to (x = 2X ,<f> = <j) ^A o\ x 0 e m = #,™K^,2X)]) x 0 Compute interferer's AOA, (<p ,6 ), and distance, d i , [ to Array 4, which serves interferers in building group E J E EX E 4 Compute power required to be transmitted, P, , to Array 4 EI Compute reflection loss, L fi , off building group C re ection X Compute interferer's distance, d u, to Array 1 E Calculate power received, P , by Array 1 from (<f>, 9) for the Zone E ] m r interferer, and from {-<p,6) for an interferer in building group J X Compute weighted power with the user distribution model, (x,0,6), and add to running sum Move onto new interferers by incrementing <p No Reset 0-d Jc{0,2X )] m o Move onto new interferers by incrementing x Resets = 0 Yes (E2) Fig. 5.7 Zones El and Jl Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.13 and 4.14 mnxl 3 (X ) 0 Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Set Zone E2 interferer's location to (x = 2X ,0 Q 90 = <t> { «\ lx d mmn = 0 .x m Compute interferer's AOA, {<t> ,0 ), and distance, d to Array 4, which serves interferers in building group E E E2 K^ ^.)]) 2 , E24 Compute power required to be transmitted, P , to Array 4 E2 t Compute reflection loss, L re ji ection , off building group D Compute interferer's distance, d , E2l to Array 1 Calculate power received, P , by Array 1 from (0,0) for the Zone E2 interferer, and from (- 0,6) for an interferer in building group J E2 r Compute weighted power with the user distribution model, u (x,0,0) , and add to running sum E2 Mjng Move onto new interferer by decrementing 0 Move onto new interferers by incrementing 0 Reset 0 = Oc(<*,2* )] o Move onto new interferers by incrementing x Reset ^ = (E3) Fig. 5.8 Zones E 2 and J2 Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.13 and 4.14 ^,3(2^0) Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 91 Set Zone E3 interferer's location to (x = 2X , <j> = <f> Q mml3 (x), d = 9 [c(<p, a)]) mM Compute interferer's AOA, {<fi ,d ), and distance, d , { to Array 4, which serves interferers in building group E J E E3 E34 Compute power required to be transmitted, P", to Array 4 Compute reflection loss, L fi re , ection off building group D Compute interferer's distance, d , to Array 1 E31 Calculate power received, P , by Array 1 from (<f>, 9) for the Zone E3 r I E3 interferer, and from (-<f>,9) for an interferer in building group J Compute weighted power with the user distribution model, u^ (x,ip,6) , and add to running sum jlJing Move onto new interferer by decrementing 0 No Move onto new interferers by incrementing <p Reset0 = 0 m „[c(£a)] Move onto new interferers by incrementing x No No Resets = <f> max]3 Reset ^ m a x l Yes (E4) Fig. 5.9 Zones E3 and J3 Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.13 and 4.14 ( 2 X (x) 0 ) Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 92 Set Zone E4 interferer's location to (x = 2X + X ,<fi = </) (x),9 = 6> [r}]) Q mml3 2 max E Compute interferer's AOA, (4> ,9 ), and distance, d , [ to Array 4, which serves interferers in building group E j E EA E44 Compute power required to be transmitted, P, , to Array 4 E4 Compute power required to be transmitted, P, , to Array 4 E4 z Compute interferer's distance, d , to Array 1 E41 Calculate power received, P , by Array 1 from (^ (2X ), 9) for the Zone [ E4 interferer, and from (- ^ , (2X ), 0) for an interferer in building group I ] E4 maxl max 0 Q z Compute weighted power with the user distribution model, Ufa (x,(f>,9), and add to running sum jldi Move onto new interferer by decrementing 6 No Move onto new interferers by incrementing <j> Reset e = 9 Jrj ] m E Move onto new interferers by incrementing x Resets = ^ , (x) m Yes Fig. 5.10 Zones E4 and J4 Interference Simulation for Figs. 4.13 and 4.14 x1 3 Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 5.3 93 Single Element Results We have calculated the capacity surface plot in a multi cell situation when only one antenna element is used to serve the cell for buildings constructed primarily with limestone, which has the relative permittivity e =7.51. Xr Because of the inability to steer, or having a fixed radiation pattern, the single panel antenna is able to support 18 users. Figs. 5.12-5.15 show the interference plots from building groups D, F, C and I, and E and J respectively. Single Panel Antenna Multiple Cell Capacity = 18 e 1 r = 7.51 Fig. 5.11 Capacity Plot for Single Panel Antenna Observe that due to the reflection and propagation loss, interference from building group F is only a fraction of that from the cell of service, or building group D. In Fig. 5.14, interference is yet lower because building group C is even further away. In Fig. 5.15, it may appear contradictory that interference from building group E is higher than that from Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMA TION AND RESULTS 94 building group C, since interference from building group E suffers a longer propagation loss, in addition to a reflection loss. However, this can be explained by observing in Figs. 4.6 and 4.13 that interference from building group E arrive at a smaller azimuth angle, which offers a larger gain given the panel antenna element pattern. Multiple Cell Interference From Building Group D with Single Panel Antenna e = 7.51 Fig. 5.12 Interference Plot for Single Panel Antenna From Building Group D Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Multiple Cell Interference From Building Group F with Single Panel Antenna e 95 1 r = 7.51 Fig. 5.13 Interference Plot for Single Panel Antenna From Building Group F Fig. 5.14 Interference Plot for Single Panel Antenna From Building Groups C and I Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Multiple Cell Interference From Building Groups E and J with Single Panel Antenna = 7.51 Fig. 5.15 Interference Plot for Single Panel Antenna From Building Groups E and I 5.4 1x5 Linear Array Results For a 1x5 linear array, the antenna is able to steer to different azimuth directions. Therefore, the capacity surface plot in Fig. 5.16 shows a change in capacity as the array is steered to different AOAs. As anticipated, the capacity supported decreases as the antenna beam is steered to a larger azimuth angle, where it will receive more interference. Also, the capacity does not change at different vertical angles, except at the larger azimuth angles. This is because while a linear array does not have vertical steering ability, it can still sense enough phase difference from different vertical AOAs at a large enough azimuth angle. The capacity with a 1x5 linear array is 74 users. Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 1x5 Linear Array Multiple Cell Capacity = 72 - 7.51 Fig. 5.16 Capacity Plot for 1x5 Linear Array Fig. 5.17 shows the interference from the building group under service. As indicated, the interference rises as the azimuth angle is increased. However, for angles beyond 0 (X + S), where the left side and back walls intersect, the interference tapers off. mm o Fig. 5.18 shows similar result for building group F. In Figs. 5.19 and 5.20, because of the selective azimuth beam steering, interference from building groups C and E doesn't rise until the beam is steered towards the end of building group D. Note that the local minima shown in Fig. 5.20 is indicative of the hashed interference zone in Figs. 4.13 and 4.14. Further, the interference levels are less than that obtained with a single panel antenna element, and that the relative levels can be explained in a similar manner as in the previous section. Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Multiple Cell Interference From Building Group D with 1x5 Linear Array e = 7.51 Fig. 5.17 Interference Plot for 1x5 Linear Array From Building Group D Multiple Cell Interference From Building Group F with 1 x5 Linear Array s 1 r = 7.51 Fig. 5.18 Interference Plot for 1x5 Linear Array From Building Group F Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Multiple Cell Interference From Building Groups C and I with 1 x5 Linear Array s = 7.51 Fig. 5.19 Interference Plot for 1 x5 Linear Array From Building Groups C and I Fig. 5.20 Interference Plot for 1x5 Linear Array From Building Groups E and J Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 5.5 100 5x5 Vertical Planar Array Results Fig. 5.21 illustrates both the vertical and horizontal steering ability of a 5x5 vertical planar array. Because of the narrower vertical beamwidth, the array illuminates the least amount of building space and provides the highest capacity when steered to ( o , ^ ) . A s the array is steered towards other vertical directions, however, it illuminates more building floors per degree beamwidth and the capacity decreases. Note that when the beam is steered towards the top floors, only the lower portion of the beam is subjected to interference. As such, capacity increases again. The global minima indicates the system capacity, which is 236 users. Figs. 5.22 - 5.25 show the interference from adjacent building groups. Notice the level is yet lower than that with the use of a 1x5 linear array. The relative levels still follow the same explanation offered with the use of a single panel antenna element, indicating the effect of the element factor in a multiple cell environment. Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 5x5 Vertical Planar Array Multiple Cell Capacity = 230 s = 7.51 Fig. 5.21 Capacity Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array Multiple Cell Interference From Building Group D with 5x5 Vertical Planar Array e = 7.51 Fig. 5.22 Interference Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array From Building Group D Fig. 5.23 Interference Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array From Building Group F Multiple Cell Interference From Building Groups C and I with 5x5 Vertical Planar Array e = 7.5 Fig. 5.24 Interference Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array From Building Groups C and I Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS Multiple Cell Interference From Building Groups E and J with 5x5 Vertical Planar Array e 1 r = 7.5 Fig. 5.25 Interference Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array From Building Groups E and J 5.6 Effects of Building Material on System Capacity As tabulated in Table 4.1, building materials vary greatly in its permittivity. The results shown thus far are for buildings that are made primarily from limestone. To investigate the effects of different materials on the reflection loss, and thus the change in capacity, Plexiglas is assumed to be the primary material and the capacities for the different antenna configurations are listed in Table 5.1, alongside with those obtained assuming a limestone material. ^"""--^-Arrtenna Type Single Panel 1x5 Linear Array 5x5 Vertical Planar Material ^ ^ Element Array Limestone 18 72 230 Plexiglas 21 81 249 Table 5.i Capacity Change Re ative to Building Materials Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 104 As tabulated, the capacity supported is higher for material that has a lower permittivity value. For comparison purposes, the capacities obtained with a single cell, only building group D, are tabulated in Table 5.2. Because there are no reflections of adjacent cells' interference, the building material does not influence on the capacity results. The values in Table 5.2 shows that a 28% - 33% reduction in capacity is realized in a multi cell environment. Antenna Type Single Panel 1x5 Linear Array 5x5 Vertical Planar Element Array 104 27 348 Table 5.2 Capacity in Single Cell Environment Capacity 5.7 Capacity Dependence on Building Dimensions To investigate the effect on capacity from changes of building dimensions, a series of simulations were performed on a building with 15 floors (45 meters high) and W hujl(1! X, 0 W , and S are 20 meters, 30 meters, 30 meters, and 20 meters respectively. cruss Tables 5.3-5.5 tabulate results of changing the parameters X ,, W 0 12 15 16 18 30 129 131 131 131 101 ^0 Capacity , and S of Fig. 4.1. cwss Table 5.3 Effect on Capacity Due to X in Multi Cell Environment 0 w cross Capacity 5 10 15 20 25 30 88 88 96 99 100 101 Table 5.4 Effect on Capacity Due to W cross in Multi Cell Environment s 15 20 25 30 35 Capacity 105 101 98 95 93 Table 5.5 Effect on Capacity Due to S in Multi Cell Environment , Chapter 5 CAP A CITY ESTIMA TION AND RESUL TS 105 Table 5.3 indicates that there is an optimal distance between the location of the antenna array and the building that it serves. If the antenna array is too close or too far, the capacity supported will drop. This is evident in that i f the antenna array is too close to the building, beam spot increases in proportion to the increased steered azimuth and vertical angles needed to reach users located at the edges of the building. On the other hand, i f the antenna array is too far away, beam spot increases for all locations in the building. If adjacent buildings are separated further apart, inter-cell interference also drops. This is shown in Table 5.4 where increases in W cross allows a gradual increase in capacity. Table 5.5 illustrates capacity decreases i f buildings' depth increases. This is because coverage provided deeper into the building is due to the widen of the beam spot. In other words, more interference is received per degree of azimuth and vertical angle, reducing the capacity supported. Fig. 5.26 shows that a short and narrow building reduces the effectiveness with the use of smart antennas. Note that by comparing Fig. 5.26 with Fig. 5.21, the highest capacity is no longer at (<p ,0 ) = (o°,90°). This is because given the same beam spot size, the beam o o now covers a larger proportion of the building, or a higher percentage of interferers. The same local maxima in capacity appears on both figures at the edges of the building, however, as explained Section 5.4. Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS 106 5x5 Vertical Planar Array Multiple Cell Capacity = 74s = 7.51 1r Fig. 5.26 Capacity Plot for 5x5 Vertical Planar Array with h = 30m, 5.8 = 20m, W cross = 30m, X = 30m, S = 20m 0 Conclusions In this chapter, we have presented results from our simulations of the interference generated by users in building groups in Fig. 4.1 and the resulting supported capacity in building group D. The capacities supported with different antennas, building materials, and building dimensions are provided. The surface plots of both capacities and interference illustrate the steering and interference mitigation abilities of the different antennas used. It is determined that a lower permittivity of building material offers a slight increase in system capacity in a multi cell environment. Also, there is a 28% - 33% decrease in capacity compared to a single cell system. Capacity changes depending on Chapter 5 CAPACITY ESTIMATION AND RESULTS ' 107 the specific dimensions of the building served, with a decrease in capacity supported for shorter and narrower buildings. There is also an optimal distance between the antenna array and the building served beyond which capacity will decrease. Chapter 6 6.1 CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS F O R FUTURE RESEARCH Introduction In the preceding chapters, we have investigated and compared the performance of using a 3-dimensional array, 1-dimensional linear array, and single antenna element. We then evaluated the capacity supported for a C D M A based system of indoor mobiles. The major contributions of the thesis are as follows: 6.1.1 Antenna Array Design The complete 3-dimensional radiation pattern of antenna arrays were modelled. To model the arrays accurately, patterns of real antenna elements are used. We model panel antennas by placing a reflector behind a short dipole, and calculate its resulting pattern with both the real and image elements. The vertical pattern of short dipole was also taken into account. This is more accurate than the use of ideal sectorized antenna and isotropic point source. We compared analytically the performance and benefits of using higher dimensional antenna arrays, which provide significant power gains with similar hardware complexities to simpler linear arrays. It was also shown that 3-dimensional arrays have the ability to steer to different vertical angles. 6.1.2 Modified User Distribution Because of the micro cell model, and the low position of the antenna arrays, the assumption that users are distributed uniformly in all azimuth angles is not valid. For an accurate model of user distribution, a typical downtown geometry with rectangular street 108 Chapter 6 CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH 109 grids was used. The average sizes of buildings and roads were taken from the Vancouver GIS. Then the amount of building space, or interference, were mapped onto each azimuth-vertical degree angle of the antenna array. The user probability distribution function was then derived analytically, based on the average city block dimensions. 6.1.3 Multicell Interference To evaluate the system capacity accurately, a multicell scenario was assumed and interference from adjacent cells are modelled. Because of power control, the effects of element factor, reflection, diffraction, and propagation loss were included. The power required to be transmitted by an interferer to its serving base station in an adjacent cell is calculated. Then the power arriving to the central array is then found. To ensure that all interferers were accounted for, rays are launched from an array to interferes located in buildings in the same and adjacent city blocks. Rays are allowed to reflect, and diffract in 3-dimension. The reflection takes into account of the building material's permittivity to calculate the effective power loss, while a constant loss was assumed for diffraction based on measured results. 6.1.4 Capacity Results Surface plots of system capacity when the arrays were steered to different A O A s are provided. It is shown that 3-dimensional arrays can mitigate interference from different vertical directions, and that it provides a gain in capacity over traditional 1-dimensional linear array. Capacities were then tabulated when different building materials were used. The results suggest that building materials do not play a significant role in affecting Chapter 6 CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH 110 system capacity. Single cell capacity was also investigated and the results indicate that there is a 28% - 33% decrease in system capacity when operating in a multicell environment. 6.2 Suggestions for Future Research 6.2.1 Non-Uniform Building Profiles In this thesis, an assumption was made that all buildings in a city block are of uniform height and form a continuous surface. This allows fast simulation of the effects of city block sizes, building material properties, and different antennas used. However, site specific modelling is needed to investigate the resulting capacity supported in specific environments. 6.2.2 Diffraction Modelling Although we have modelled the effects of propagation and reflection accurately, we used only a constant diffraction loss for interferers located in shadowed regions. A s such, it will be more accurate to include a 3-dimensional diffraction model. 6.2.3 Mutual Coupling It is well known that mutual coupling effects exist between elements in an antenna array. Because it has been shown that mutual coupling effects, i f modelled, suggests a higher supported user capacity, it was not taken into account in this thesis. However, it will be an interesting effect to consider for future works. Chapter 6 CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH 6.2.4 111 Capacity Spot Surge For uniformity, users were assumed to be distributed evenly inside the buildings. 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Description | In this thesis, we derive analytical expressions for the interference and estimate the capacity of a CDMA based wireless system for indoor mobiles in 6 groups of high riser buildings occupying 6 building blocks of a typical high density downtown city environment. The analysis compares the performances of a single element panel antenna, a 1-dimensional linear array, and a 3-dimensional vertical planar array. We further consider an appropriate 3-dimensional urban model representative for such an environment, and based upon this model, a more accurate 3-dimensional user distribution is introduced. Our work has shown that, for such an environment, the traditional assumption of uniform user distribution is not valid. It is found that by arranging smart antenna elements in specific 2- and 3-dimensional geometries, reduction of sidelobes and significant improvements in the directivity can be achieved with the same number of elements traditionally used in a 1-dimensional linear array. For a more accurate analysis, short dipoles and panel antenna elements are used instead of isotropic point sources. Surface plots for the interference and capacity from the 6 building groups for different vertical and azimuth angles are produced. The capacity with the use of a 3-dimensional smart antenna and the improvement over a linear array are then compared, taken into account of different building materials' and dimensional effects. These performance evaluation results have shown that, as compared to the 1-dimentional linear array employing the same number of antennas, significant capacity improvements are achievable. |
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