Advertisement

Relay Technology for 5G Networks and IoT Applications

  • Abderrahmane BenMimouneEmail author
  • Michel Kadoch
Chapter
Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 25)

Abstract

Relaying technologies have been actively studied in mobile broadband communication systems, and were considered in the most recent standard releases of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), including “Long Term Evolution Advanced” (LTE-A) networks. This chapter provides an in-depth review of the relay technology that is being considered for future 5G networks. The article first introduces and compares different relay types that use LTE-A standards, and presents the relay benefits in terms of performance and operational costs. It then highlights future relay deployment strategies that have been discussed by the 3GPP, which supports multi-hopping, mobility, and heterogeneity. In addition, it also proposes efficient deployment strategies, along with their impact on network performance. Finally, the chapter explains a few of the associated challenges that lie ahead for relay application, and provides a video streaming application.

Keywords

User Equipment Relay Selection Relay Station Access Link Backhaul Link 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. 1.
    Bhat, P., Nagata, S., Campoy, L., Berberana, I., Derham, T., Liu, G., Shen, X., Zong, P., Yang, J.: LTE-advanced: an operator perspective. IEEE Commun. Mag. 50(2), 104–114 (2012)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    BenMimoune, A., Khasawneh, F.A., Kadoch, M., Sun, S., Rong, B.: Inter-cell handoff performance improvement in LTE-a multi-hop relay networks. In: Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access, pp. 112–117 (2014)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Yang, Y., Honglin, H., Jing, X., Mao, G.: Relay technologies for WiMax and LTE-advanced mobile systems. IEEE Commun. Mag. 47(10), 100–105 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Loa, K., Wu, C-C., Sheu, S.-T., Yuan, Y., Chion, M., Huo, D., Xu, L.: IMT-advanced relay standards (WiMAX/LTE Update). IEEE Commun. Mag. 48(8), 40–48 (2010)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Zhuang, W., Ismail, M.: Cooperation in wireless communication networks. IEEE Wirel. Commun. 19(2), 10–20 (2012)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ismail, M., Zhuang, W.: A distributed multi-service resource allocation algorithm in heterogeneous wireless access medium. J. Sel. Areas Commun. 30(2), 425–432 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Le, L., Hossain, E.: Multihop cellular networks: Potential gains, research challenges, and a resource allocation framework. IEEE Commun. Mag. 45(9), 66–73 (2007)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Akyildiz, I.F., Gutierrez-Estevez, D.M., Reyes, E.C.: the evolution to 4G cellular systems: LTE-advanced. J. Phys. Commun. 3(4), 217–244 (2010)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Lin, Y.-D., Hsu, Y.-C.: Multihop cellular: a new architecture for wireless communications. In: Proceedings of IEEE Nineteenth Annual Joint Conference on Computer and Communications Societies, vol. 3, pp. 1273–1282 (2000)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Iwamura, M., Takahashi, H., Nagata, S.: Relay technology in LTE-advanced. Technol. Rep., NTT Docomo Tech J. 12(2), 29–35 (2010)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    BenMimoune, A., Kadoch, M.: Multi-hop relays for LTE public safety network. In: Proceeding of 13th Conference on Applied Informatics and Communications, pp. 201–206 (2013)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Khasawneh, F.A., BenMimoune, A., Kadoch, M., Osama S.B.: Intra-domain handoff management scheme for wireless mesh network. In: Proceedings of 8th Conference on Circuits Systems, Signal and Telecommunications, pp. 101–105 (2014)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Hu, H.: 3GPP TR 36.836. Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access, Study on Mobile Relay, pp. 212–220 (2012)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Sui, Y., Vihriala, J., Papadogiannis, A., Sternad, M., Yang, W., Svensson, T.: Moving cells: a promising solution to boost performance for vehicular users. IEEE Commun. Mag. 51(6), 62–68 (2013)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Hasan, M., Hossain, E.: Resource allocation for network-integrated device-to-device communications using smart relays. In: Proceedings of IEEE Globecom Workshops, pp. 591–596 (2013)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Teyeb, O., Van Phan, V., Raaf, B., Redana, S.: Dynamic relaying in 3GPP LTE-advanced networks. EURASIP J. Wirel. Commun. Netw. 2009(6), 124–134 (2009)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Benmimoune, A., Khasawneh, F.A., Kadoch, M.: Resource allocation framework in 5G multi-hop relay system. In: Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference, pp. 2345–2351 (2015)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Cluster, R. A. S.: 5G radio network architecture. Tech. Rep. Radio Access SpectrumFP7 Future Int. Clust. 13(2), 34–39 (2011)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Wei, H.Y., Rykowski, J., Dixit, S.: Wireless relay networking using IEEE 802.16 wimax technologies. In: Proceedings of WiFi, WiMAX, and LTE Multi-Hop Mesh Networks: Basic Communication Protocols and Application Areas, pp. 223–227 (2013)Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Yi, S., Li, C., Li, Q.: A survey of fog computing: concepts, applications and issues. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Mobile Big Data, pp. 867–873 (2015)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringETS- Quebec UniversityMontrealCanada

Personalised recommendations