Optimising the location of wireless base stations within a dynamic indoor environment

Rania Minkara, Peter Shepherd

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The main concern of indoor wireless communication system users is having a non-stop high quality service. To achieve this, base stations must be properly located in the environment, based on knowledge of the channel characteristics. In this work, ray tracing software is used to generate the channel characteristics, primarily the path loss, in order to create a cost function for the optimisation process. The minimisation of this cost function then gives the optimal base stations' positions. In the literature, indoor environments are mainly considered to be static; however, it is known that the environments are subject to changes such as opening doors and windows and movement of people. For this reason, in this work, a sample environment was considered in different scenarios and it was proven that the optimal transmitter position is sensitive to changes in the environment. Future work will look at active control of the base station(s) in order to counter the effect of these dynamic changes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014
PublisherIEEE
Pages2101-2105
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701849
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Apr 201411 Apr 2014

Conference

Conference8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period6/04/1411/04/14

Keywords

  • dynamic environment
  • optimisation
  • path loss
  • ray tracing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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