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    Effect of Cell-Selection on the Effective Fading Distribution in a Downlink K-Tier HetNet

    Kishk, Mustafa A. and Dhillon, Harpreet S. (2017) Effect of Cell-Selection on the Effective Fading Distribution in a Downlink K-Tier HetNet. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 6 (4). pp. 526-529. ISSN 2162-2337

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    This letter characterizes the statistics of effective fading gain in multi-tier cellular networks with strongest base station (BS) cell association policy. First, we derive the probability of association with the n-th nearest BS in the k-th tier. Next, we use this result to derive the probability density function of the channel fading gain (effective fading) experienced by the user when associating with the strongest BS. Interestingly, our results show that the effective channel gain distribution solely depends upon the original channel fading and the path-loss exponent. Moreover, we show that in the case of Nakagami-m fading channels (Gamma distribution), the distribution of the effective fading is also Gamma but with a gain of (α/2) in the shape parameter, where α is the path-loss exponent.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Stochastic geometry; order statistics; heterogeneous cellular networks; Poisson point process; fading;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 17004
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    Depositing User: Mustafa Kishk
    Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2023 14:37
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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