Impact of distributed antenna system in inter-cell interference

F. Tong, I.A. Glover, S. Pennock, P. Shepherd

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A distributed antenna diversity system can he effective in combating the effects of shadowing, but this results in some antenna units being closer to adjacent cells. Studying this in a free space propagation environment we show that a distributed antenna has marginally worse iutercell interference than a single antenna at the centre of a cell when the total transmission power in the two systems are equal. We also show that the orientation of the distributed antenna influences the inter-cell interference. However, when downlink transmission power is controlled to produce constant signal-to-noise ratio acrass the cell, the distributed antenna system is seen to yield significantly better interference performance than the single antenna system
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Event7th European Conference on Wireless Technology - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 11 Oct 200412 Oct 2004


Conference7th European Conference on Wireless Technology


  • antennas and propagation
  • transmitting antennas
  • signal to noise ratio
  • shadow mapping
  • receiving antennas
  • mobile antennas
  • interference
  • downlink
  • control systems
  • base stations
  • distributed antenna system
  • inter-cell interference

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