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Coverage enhancement in WCDMA cellular network using repeater and MAHS amplifier

Assi, Saad Ali (2016) Coverage enhancement in WCDMA cellular network using repeater and MAHS amplifier. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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The most popular radio access scheme used for the third generation (3G) system is Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA), which provides high data rate services (video conferencing, high bit rate up to 2Mbps) compared with first (1G) and second (2G) generations. To obtain good services, increased number of users and reliable coverage area with minimum implementation cost, the planners must utilize all possible resources to improve capacity and coverage area for the cellular network. The area of study will be a cellular network in urban area with 13*13 km containing 19 sites. Network Planning Strategies for WCDMA (NPSW) is a static simulation program used to plan the radio network for WCDMA system programmed with MATLAB. Studying the impact of the mast head amplifiers and repeaters on the coverage area are investigated. Also, various parameters and their impact on system coverage, like sectorisation (1, 3, 4 and 6 sectors), antenna beamwidth (33o, 65o, 90o, 120o, and an Omni directional antenna). The results obtained show that using mast head amplifiers improve service coverage performance. Repeater system is suitable to solve the problem of the dead zone in WCDMA network with minimum cost.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-5865 Telecommunication. Telegraph.
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 03:29
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 03:29
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8826
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