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Cluster-based synchronization scheme for femtocell network

Hasan, M.K. and Hassan Abdalla Hashim, Aisha and Saeed, Rashid Abdelhaleem (2012) Cluster-based synchronization scheme for femtocell network. In: 2012 International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering, ICCCE 2012, 3-5 Jul 2012, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Femtocell technology has drawn considerable attention as a cost-effective mean to improve cellular coverage and capacity. Data loading and offloading to the macro Base Station (mBS) is supported through internet backhaul which exhibits the uniqueness of this technology. Interference is one of the most challenging phenomenon's that arise due to the non-synchronized femtocell. It is known that fBS and macrocells Base Station (mBS) network operates on the same frequency under a licensed spectrum hence; fBS network can interfere with the macrocells network. However, in this paper, cluster-based synchronization scheme has been proposed which functions through clustering, inter-cluster synchronization scheme. The proposed scheme mainly focuses on reducing the clock offset and skew as well as message overhead. Cluster-based synchronization scheme provides high scalability and works in a decentralized manner which can support a large number of fBS networks with a satisfactory performance level in term of synchronization accuracy. In this paper, it has shown that proposed scheme's synchronization accuracy is higher than any of the existing schemes so far.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 2523/28878
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cluster , Synchronization , cluster , femtocell , inter cluster
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Aisha Hassan Abdalla Hashim
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 15:46
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 16:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28878

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