Automated antenna positioning for wireless networks

Amit Dvir, Yehuda Ben-Shimol, Yoav Ben-Yehezkel, Michael Segal, Boaz Ben-Moshe

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Abstract

This article addresses a real-life problem - obtaining communication links between multiple base stations sites, by positioning a minimal set of fixed-access relay antenna sites on a given terrain. Reducing the number of relay antenna sites is considered critical due to substantial installation and maintenance costs. Despite the potential significant cost saving by eliminating even a single antenna site, a hardly optimal manual approach is employed due to the computation complexity of the problem. We suggest several alternative automated heuristics, relying on terrain preprocessing to find educated potential points for positioning relay stations. A large-scale experiment was conducted showing that the saving potential increases when more BSs are required to be interconnected and in any case is better than the one obtained by a human expert.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006
Pages902-906
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2006
Event2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 8 Jan 200610 Jan 2006

Publication series

Name2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006
Volume2

Conference

Conference2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period8/01/0610/01/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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