A1 Journal article – refereed
Optimization of secondary system antenna deployment in shared spectrum access

List of Authors: Jaakko Ojaniemi, Jussi Poikonen, Risto Wichman
Publication year: 2016
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Volume number: 65


This work focuses on implementation of dynamic spectrum access in a scenario where existing wireless infrastructure is shared by a secondary cellular system. We study the optimization of the physical antenna configuration of the secondary system base stations, assuming that these antennas are deployed at the transmitter sites of a primary broadcast network. Specifically, we maximize the throughput of a secondary network (SN) operating within a primary network (PN) by finding the optimal antenna height and vertical tilt for the SN base stations. This optimization is constrained by the physical restrictions in the deployment site, and by the maximum allowed interference to the PN. We show that this optimization provides significant gain in the cell throughput of the SN while reducing interference towards users of the primary system. As a case study, we design an optimized configuration for the SN antenna when SN operates as a dedicated communication link for regional transport system. To this end, field measurement data gathered in collaboration with a regional transport authority is used to calibrate the presented modeling method.

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