Design and Analysis of Picocells in Wireless Cellular Networks


Future wireless networks demands ubiquitous coverage and higher data rates at low infrastructure cost. The novel network deployment where macro base-stations overlaid with low power nodes referred as picocell is the most promising solution towards this goal. The proposed research project intends to evaluate the system-level performance of the picocell wireless network. To quantify the benefit of this network, intelligent scheduling and power allocation schemes will be developed under optimized topology parameters. Picocell network simulation platform will be built based on realistic wireless heterogeneous channel model to accurately evaluate the systematic performance. The results are expected to provide quantified evaluation on the benefit of the picocell network architecture. These results will be helpful in attracting customers to subscribe their wireless service through this advanced wireless cellular network. 

Yuhan Zhou
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Wei Yu