Network Optimization Using Femtocell Deployment at Macrocell Edge in Cognitive Environment

  • Joydev Ghosh
  • Subham Bachhar
  • Uttam Kumar Nandi
  • Ajit Rai
  • Sanjay Dhar Roy
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 385)


This research focuses on the problem of cell edge user’s coverage in the context of femtocell networks operating within the locality of macrocell border where pathloss, shadowing, Rayleigh fading have been included into the environment. As macro cell edge users are located far-away from the macro base station (MBS), so that, the underprivileged users (cell edge users) get assisted by the cognitive-femto base station (FBS) to provide consistent quality of service (QoS). Considering various environment factors such as wall structure, number of walls, distance between MBS and users, interference effect (i.e., co-tier and cross-tier), we compute downlink (DL) throughput of femto user (FU) for single input single output (SISO) system over a particular sub-channel, but also based on spectrum allocation and power adaptation, performance of two tier network is analyzed considering network coverage as the performance metric. Finally, the effectiveness of the scheme is verified by extensive matlab simulation.


Cognitive-Femtocell networks Okumura-Hata propagation model DL throughput Network coverage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joydev Ghosh
    • 1
  • Subham Bachhar
    • 2
  • Uttam Kumar Nandi
    • 1
  • Ajit Rai
    • 1
  • Sanjay Dhar Roy
    • 3
  1. 1.ETCE DepartmentThe New Horizons Institute of TechnologyDurgapur-8India
  2. 2.Dr. B.C. Roy Engineering CollegeDurgapurIndia
  3. 3.ECE DepartmentNational Institute of TechnologyDurgapur-9India

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