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With the rapid progress in telecommunications, more and more services

are provided on the basis of broadband communications, such as video services
and high-speed Internet. With worldwide fundamental construction of a
backbone network based on optical fiber providing almost unlimited
communications capability, the limited throughput of the subscriber loop
becomes one of the most stringent bottlenecks.Compared to the capacity of the
backbone network, which is measured by tens of gigabits per second, the
throughput of the subscriber loop is much lower, only up to hundreds of
per second for wired systems (including fixed wireless access). However, for
mobile access the throughput is even lower, and depends on the mobility of the
terminal. For example, the peak data rate is only 2 Mb/s for 3G systems.

Since there will be more and more need for mobile services, the poor
throughput of mobile access not only limits user applications based on
interconnection, but also wastes the capability of the backbone network. This
case is quite similar to the traffic conditions shown in Fig. a, which is an image
of an ultra-wide expressway with a few narrow entrances.

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Since the little paths are rough,narrow, and crowded, the problems in Fig. a are:
 Terminals are far away from the expressway, which will consume much
 Too many cars converge into the same narrow paths.
 Little paths converge several times before going into the expressway.
 The expressway is used insufficiently, since few cars are running on it.

In telecommunications, the optical fiber network (expressway) is

relatively much cheaper than the wireless spectrum (little paths), while the
capability of the former is much greater than that of the later. As shown in Fig. b,
besides the backbone expressway, there are some dedicated subexpressways used
to provide direct entrance for distributed subscribers.The above example implies
that the high-capacity wired network, being so cheap, can help us solve the
problem of wireless access(too many users crowded in a very narrow
bandwidth). The key issue is to provide each mobile user a direct or one-hop
connection to an optical network.This structure also follows the trend in network
evolution: the hierarchical or tree-like structure of traditional networks will be
gradually flattened to simple single-layer ones.

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The basic problem of wireless access is that the available spectrum is too
limited compared to the almost unlimited service requirement, just like cars
jammed in crowded narrow paths. Another basic problem is that there is great
attenuation of energy. For example, the transmitter power may be 300 mW in
order to transmit 2 Mb/s in a 2 GHz frequency band. Correspondingly, for a
future system working on a 5 GHz band at a data rate of 100 Mb/s, we may need
30 W transmission with the same technique. This is impossible for a handset,
considering the battery life and the radiation effect on the human body.


It seems that the only solution for the first problem is to explore the space
resource. The cellular system is a successful example. With a cellular structure,
the frequency can be reused as many times as needed. Also, the cellular structure
reduces the maximum distance from the terminal to the nearest base station,
which is also a clue to solve the second problem.

However, in a traditional cellular system, when the cell size gets smaller,
capacity can be increased linearly with cell density. But this is based on the
assumption of a large path loss exponent. Pathloss is the amount of loss
introduced by the propagation environment between transmitter and receiver.
When the cell size is small enough, the exponent gets small, which may be
approximately 2; thus, the interference may be so large that the system may not
work, as seen in Fig. 2.The above phenomenon indicates that the system capacity
cannot be increased anymore when the density of cells reaches a certain level.

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Fortunately, the information theory of minimum input minimum output

(MIMO) indicates that for a system with M fixed antennas and N mobile
antennas (the mobile antennas belong to one or more mobile terminals), the total
capacity can be expressed as C = log2(det(I + HHH/σ2)), where σ2 denotes the
receiver noise power, and H denotes the matrix of channel attenuation factor,
which can be expressed as

where Hij denotes the channel attenuation factor submatrix from users in the jth
cell to the ith base station.

For a cellular system with large path loss exponent, interference from
other cells is very small, so elements in Hii are much greater than those in
Hij(i≠j), and H can be approximately expressed as

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where Hii denotes the channel attenuation factor in each cell. Thus, the
signal design and processing can be dealt with by each cell independently,
which is the reason for the success of the cellular system.However, when the
path loss exponent is relatively small, the interference from other cells will be
intolerable if the signals in each cell are processed independently. Fortunately, in
this case, since Hijs are independent, the rank of H is still very high, which is
approximately the number of fixed antennas. Thus, the system capacity can still
be proportional to the number of fixed antennas. Note that here we do not use the
word cell, since the traditional concept of cell no longer exists. The signals to
and from antennas located at different places must be designed and processed
jointly. This is one of the motivations for our new architecture of distributed
wireless communication system (DWCS).

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Traditional phone networks (2G cellular networks) such as GSM, used

mainly for voice transmission, are essentially circuit-switched. 2.5G networks,
such as GPRS, are an extension of 2G networks, in that they use circuit
switching for voice and packet switching for data transmission. Circuit switched
technology requires that the user be billed by airtime rather than the amount of
data transmitted since that bandwidth is reserved for the user. Packet switched
technology utilizes bandwidth much more efficiently, allowing each user’s
packets to compete for available bandwidth, and billing users for the amount of
data transmitted. Thus a move towards using packet-switched, and therefore IP
networks, is natural.
3G networks were proposed to eliminate many
problems faced by 2G and 2.5G networks, like low speeds and incompatible
technologies (TDMA/CDMA) in different countries.
Expectations for 3G included increased bandwidth: 128 Kbps in a car, and 2
Mbps in fixed applications. In theory, 3G would work over North American as
well as European and Asian wireless air interfaces. In reality, the outlook for 3G
is neither clear nor certain. Part of the problem is that network providers in
Europe and North America currently maintain separate standards’ bodies (3GPP
for Europe and Asia; 3GPP2 for North America). The standards’ bodies mirror
differences in air interface technologies. In addition there are financial questions
as well that cast a doubt over 3G’s desirability.There is a concern that in many
countries, 3G will never be deployed. This concern is grounded, in part, in the
growing attraction of 4G wireless technologies.
A 4G or 4th generation network is the name
given to an IP-based mobile system that provides access through a collection of
radio interfaces .A 4G network promises seamless roaming/handover and best
connected service, combining multiple radio access interfaces (such as

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HIPERLAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, GPRS) into a single network that subscribers

may use. With this feature, users will have access to different services, increased
coverage, the convenience of a single device, one bill with reduced total access
cost, and more reliable wireless access even with the failure or loss of one or
more networks. At the moment, 4G is simply an initiative by R&D labs to move
beyond the limitations, and deal with the problems of 3G (which is having
trouble meeting its promised performance and throughput).

At the most general level, 4G architecture will include three basic areas of

Personal Area Networking (such as Bluetooth), local high-speed access

points on the network including wireless LAN technologies (such as IEEE
802.11 and HIPERLAN), and cellular connectivity. Under this umbrella, 4G
calls for a wide range of mobile devices that support global roaming. Each
device will be able to interact with Internet-based information that will be
modified on the fly for the network being used by the device at that moment. In
short, the roots of 4G networks lie in the idea of pervasive computing.

The glue for all this is likely to be software defined radio (SDR). SDR
enables devices such as cell phones, PCs and a whole range of other devices to
scan the airwaves for the best possible method of connectivity, at the best price.
In an SDR environment, functions that were formerly carried out solely in
hardware - such as the generation of the transmitted radio signal and the tuning
of the received radio signal - are performed by software. Thus, the radio is
programmable and able to transmit and receive over a wide range of frequencies
while emulating virtually any desired transmission format.

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4G Characteristics

The defining features of 4G networks are listed below:

 High Speed –4G systems should offer a peak speed of more than
100Mbits per second in stationary mode with an average of 20Mbits per
second when travelling.
 High Network capacity - Should be at least 10 times that of 3G systems.
This will quicken the download time of a 10-Mbyte file to one second
on4G, from 200 seconds on 3G, enabling high-definition video to stream
to phones and create a virtual reality experience on high-resolution
handset screens.
 Fast/Seamless handover across multiple networks – 4G wireless
networks should support global roaming across multiple wireless and
mobile network.
 Next-generation multimedia support - The underlying network for 4G
must be able to support fast speed and large volume data transmission at a
lower cost than today.


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For comparison, Fig. a shows the traditional tree structure of a cellular

system, where each base transceiver station (BTS) processes the signals to and
from mobile terminals within its coverage, and considers the signals of other
cells as interference. Terminals at the boundary of cells may hand off between
adjacent BTSs, and the handoff is controlled by the radio network controller
(RNC). When cell size is reduced, hand-off frequency increases, and system
overhead will be too heavy. Meanwhile, interference from other cells may
become so strong that the capacity of each cell is very small. The basic idea of
the distributed wireless communication system is to flatten such anarchitecture,
as indicated in Fig. b. The structure consists of three layers: distributed antennas,
distributed signal processing, and distributed high-layer control.

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DISTRIBUTED ANTENNAS — The new structure has a very high density of

distributed antennas,so almost anywhere in the area may have a line of sight
(LOS) to at least one fixed antenna.Each antenna is equipped with a transceiving
device, which converts radio frequency (RF) to and from digital intermediate
frequency (IF) signals. The received IF signal is transmitted to the processing
center through optical fiber. The IF signals for transmission and system timing
are also provided by the processing center through optical fiber. Thus, we may
have a large number of very low-cost transceivers with no information loss
introduced, since no baseband signal processing is performed here.

DISTRIBUTED SIGNAL PROCESSING — This is the essential part of the

architecture. All signal processing concerning wireless access is involved in this
layer, including modulation/demodulation,channel coding/decoding, joint
detection, channel measurements, medium access control (MAC),link layer
control (LLC), radio link control (RLC), radio network control (RNC), and so
on.Physically, this layer consists of two sublayers,distributed processing centers
(DPCs) and the dedicated optical network. The optical network has two main
tasks: to collect and deliver digital IF signals to and from distributed antennas,
and to connect the processing centers so that co-processing among different
DPCs can be performed based on high-speed real-time data exchange. The
optical network may have any kind of topology — star, bus, ring, or any other.
Logically, this layer can be regarded as an extremely powerful processor (EPP),
which connects all the RF modules of distributed antennas. This EPP is actually
software radio equipment, and is realized by many workstations in parallel while
exchanging data through a high speed network. With such a structure, the EPP
knows all signals received from all antennas, and can control the transmission of
all the antennas. Thus, the whole system works like a point-to-multipoint system
with a large number of distributed antennas, which is actually a rather large-scale
MIMO system.Practically, the coverage of signals from each terminal or
distributed antenna is relatively small compared to the whole area, so each

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processing center is responsible for the distributed antennas located nearby. The
regions for different processing centers may overlap each other;thus, co-
processing must be involved. With a distributed processor, the system becomes
scalable and software configurable. Thus, coexistence of difference systems, and
system update and expansion may be quite easy.

DISTRIBUTED HIGH-LAYER CONTROL — This is also a logic layer,

which may be performed on the same platform as signal processing. This layer
performs all high-layer protocol control,including all signaling, switching, and
mobility management (gateway to core network).

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The ability to use the same frequencies repeatedly across a cellular system, made
possible by the basic design approach for cellular. Since each cell is designed to use
radio frequencies only within its boundaries, the same frequencies can be reused in
other cells not far away with little potential for interference. The reuse of frequencies is
what enables a cellular system to handle a huge number of calls with a limited number
of channels.

The basic geographic unit of a cellular system and the basis for the generic
industry term “cellular.”A city is divided into small “cells”, each of which is equipped
with a low-powered radio transmitter/receiver or base station. The cells can vary in size
depending on terrain and capacity demands. By controlling the transmission power, the
radio frequencies assigned to one cell can be limited to the boundaries of that cell.
When a wireless phone moves from one cell toward another, a computer at the Mobile
Telephone Switching Office (MTSO) monitors the movement and at the proper time,
transfers or hands off the phone call to the new cell and another radio frequency. The
handoff is performed so quickly that it is not noticeable to the callers.


In mobile communications, a BTS holds the radio transceivers that define a cell
and coordinates the radio-link protocols with the mobile device.It usually consists of
one or more receive/transmit antenna, microwave dish, and electronic circuitry. The
BTS is the networking component of a mobile communications system from which all
signals are sent and received. A BTS is also called a base station (BS) and is commonly
referred to as a "cell phone tower."

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Fading is the variation in channel performance due to the dynamicity of the
environment, which changes the receive signal strength.A phenomenon that occurs
when a mobile moves behind an obstruction and experiences a significant reduction in
signal power.

The probability that an outage will occur within a specified time period. outage:
A telecommunications system service condition in which a user is completely deprived
of service by the system. For a particular system or a given situation, an outage may be
a service condition that is below a defined system operational threshold, i.e., below a
threshold of acceptable performance.


These days, mobile telecommunication systems are in widespread use and a large
number of people are using a variety of handy mobile terminals in various situations.
Multimedia services such as audio and visual services as well as traditional voice
services have become very important for the future growth of the market. The large
variety of services that will become available in the future will be achieved by adding
more functions, capacity, and bandwidth to the network.Also, a new global standard for
the 3rd generation mobile system is needed. Such a standard is being prepared by the
3GPP(3rd Generation Partnership Project) . Radio network control system based on the
CDMA global standard specifications of the 3GPP can provide multimedia services
such as voice, TV telephone, packet, and multi-call at a higher quality and higher rate
than those of the 2nd generation mobile telecommunication system. Radio network
control system has a highly flexible and scalable structure. This has been achieved by
dividing various functionalities such as diversity handover, common transport channel
related transaction, user data transaction with protocol conversion, and bandwidth
control based on ATM and other technologies into several transaction units. These
transaction units use high-speed RISC processors and closely interact with each other

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under the control of the application part to achieve various high-performance

functionalities. The RNC consist of several types of transaction units, and each unit has
unique software and hardware structures for achieving the required functionalities, for
example, diversity handover. The RNC is responsible for all radio resources and
controls call processing such as connection establishment and diversity handover.

The process by which the Mobile Telephone Switching Office passes a cellular
phone conversation from one radio frequency in one cell to another radio frequency in
another. The handoff is performed so quickly that users usually never notice.

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In a distributed wireless communication system, each layer is distributed,

and the most important concept is the distributed processing of wireless signals.
Unlike a traditional cellular system, whose signal processing is performed in the
BTS for each cell, the processors in DWCS are separated from the antennas,
each processor performs the signals to and from many antennas distributed in the
area, and there is tight co-processing among different processors.Although the
processing layer can be logically considered as a central processing unit, signal
processing is performed in parallel by many processors distributed in the area. In
such a structure, signals to and from multiple antennas can be processed jointly
at the nearest processor so that the capability of the channel can be fully utilized
by a mechanism similar to MIMO.Meanwhile, high-speed connectivity between
processors enables interworking among them, and processing tasks can be
dynamically arranged and delivered among the processors, which can make full
use of the procesing power. Distributed processors also help to increase the
reliability of the system, since in the failure of one processor, its processing tasks
can be moved to another processor.This processing structure is also a kind of
software radio, or network radio, which is based on configurable processors
connected by a high speed network. With its configurability, the system can
easily support multiple standards and be updated and expanded freely.


In a traditional cellular system, the base station performs the signal

processing for its own antenna and users.However, in DWCS, the function of

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signal processing is put into a distributed processing network. Thus, the

processing function for the user of a certain region no longer belongs to a certain
processor, and thus becomes a virtual base station (VBS). A VBS provides
signal processing service for users within reach of the set of antennas. The
function of a VBS can be performed among several processors. In order to
process the signals for the overlapping area, data communication between VBSs
is necessary.


The traditional concept of cells no longer exists in DWCS instead, we

propose a new concept, the virtual cell. Unlike a traditional cell that is base-
station-centered, a virtual cell is MT-centered. In other words, the virtual cell is a
set of distributed antennas that are within reach of a certain mobile
terminal(MT). Each MT has its own virtual cell, and it changes as the MT moves
or the environment changes (e.g., change of system load). A virtual cell is not
exactly a real cell; it is only useful in signal processing. The processing layer
selects a virtual cell for each MT dynamically, and detects and optimizes for
transmission jointly with the virtual cell. Some MIMO techniques will be
involved in virtual cells, so interference from other users can be canceled or

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In order to evaluate the system capacity, we constructed a simple system.

Here, we consider a system with CDMA signals. Although in considering the
high throughput requirements for future mobile communications, a multiple
carrier technique such asa orthogonal frequency-division multiplex (OFDM),
may be preferred, in DWCS, interference from other users is very strong, so
some code-division multiple access(CDMA) mechanism must be involved to
distinguish users.

Code Division Multiple Access is a digital technology that provides

crystal clear voice quality in an exciting new generation of wireless
communications products and services. Using digital encoding "spread
spectrum" radio frequency (RF) techniques, CDMA provides much better and
cost effective voice quality, privacy, system capacity, and flexibility than other
wireless technologies, along with enhanced services such as short messaging, e-
mail and Internet access.CDMA uses spread spectrum technology to break up
speech into small, digitized segments and encode them to identify each call. A
large number of users can thus share the same band of spectrum and greatly
increase system capacity CDMA works by converting speech into digital
information, which is then transmitted as a radio signal over a wireless network.
Using a unique code to distinguish each different call, CDMA enables many
more people to share the airwaves at the same time - without static, cross-talk or
The parameters are described as follows:
• Service activity factor: 0.375
• Spreading factor: 127
• Log-normal shadow fading parameter: 8 dB

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• Required signal-to-interference ratio (SIR): 7 dB

• Number of antennas in a virtual cell: m


UPLINK-The portion of a telecommunications path from the ground to

the satellite, also referred to as the forward link.

Here, we will provide some of the analytical results with the assumption
of perfect power control on shadowing effect. Figure 5 shows the average outage
probability of uplink vs. user number per antenna, with virtual cell size as a
parameter. From the analytical results, we find an interesting phenomenon: the
outage probability of users may differ from different locations. The maximum
outage probability occurs at the site of the antenna. The reason may be that the
effective diversity order is only 1 at this point, while at other places the diversity
gain is much better. Figure also shows the effect of path loss exponent α on
capacity. We can see clearly that when the virtual cell size is small, the decrease
of α introduces significant capacity loss. However, this loss becomes negligibly
small when mgets larger. Especially when user density is very small, the
decrease of α may have a positive effect, since we may get more diversity gain
than the loss in interference. This result indicates that system capacity can be
increased almost infinitely with increased antenna density, whether or not the
path loss factor changes. This is one of the most significant differences from a
al cellular system.

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DOWNLINK-The portion of a telecommunications path from a satellite

to the ground. Also referred to as the reverse link.
Downlink capacity depends on the assumption of the transmission
scheme. The following results are based on the assumption that an MT has only
one antenna. The red lines in Fig show the results for equal power allocation on
m antennas (m is the virtual cell size), which means that the m antennas for a
certain user transmit same information with different spreading modes and the
same power. We can see from the figure that the capacity decreases when m
increases.The reason is that with larger m, there will be more transmitted power
wasted on poor antennas, which introduces more interference. Thus, it seems that
selective transmission among antennas may be the best choice. Fortunately, with
another assumption we may get much better results. Here we assume that m best
antennas for a certain user transmit the same waveform to it, and the timing and
phase of transmission is adjusted so that the signals from m antennas arrive at the
user at the same time with the same phase. The power allocation among antennas
is proportional to the channel gain of the antennas. We call this scheme
maximum ratio transmission (MRT). With MRT, the receiving SIR can be
increased with m; thus, more capacity can be achieved (Fig.).

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Of course, the success of MRT needs very strict conditions, including

timing and phase adjustment. Besides, the result is only for a flat fading channel.
For a frequency selective channel, the channels from different antennas may be
of different delay spreads, and fading is independent.

To solve this problem, multicarrier technique may be used. For example,

with OFDM, each subcarrier can be regarded as flat. Thus, we can adjust the
phase of each transmitted subcarrier so that the received SIR is maximized.
Obviously, such a scheme needs knowledge of the channel at the transmitter.
This can be achieved by either time-division duplex(TDD) or feedback from
users. Either of these may restrict the mobility of users. Thus, one feasible
solution is to involve the two transmission schemes simultaneously, MRT for
low mobility and selective transmission for high mobility.


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Besides the benefit of capacity increase, another significant advantage of

DWCS is that the accessing power of an MT may be decreased greatly. The
relationship between the required transmission power is proportional to (antenna
density)–α/2, where α is the path loss exponent. Moreover, with a decrease in
access distance the path loss exponent also decreases, so the required
transmission power may be even lower.Consider again the example discussed
previously in this article: we may need 30 W to achieve 100Mb/s transmission at
5 GHz in the current cellular system. However, with distributed antennas of 10
times the density, the required power can be 20 dB lower, which is less than 300
mW, and is actually quite practical.


As communications technology continues its rapid transition from analog

to digital, more functions of contemporary radio systems are implemented in
software - leading toward the software radio. A software radio is a radio whose
channel modulation waveforms are defined in software. That is, waveforms are
generated as sampled digital signals, converted from digital to analog via a
wideband DAC and then possibly upconverted from IF to RF. The receiver,
similarly, employs a wideband Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) that captures
all of the channels of the software radio node. The receiver then extracts,
downconverts and demodulates the channel waveform using software on a
general purpose processor. Software radios employ a combination of techniques
that include multi-band antennas and RF conversion; wideband ADC and Digital
to Analog conversion (DAC); and the implementation of IF, baseband processing
functions in general purpose programmable processors. The resulting software-
defined radio (or "software radio") in part extends the evolution of
programmable hardware, increasing flexibility via increased programmability.
And in part it represents an ideal that may never be fully implemented but that
nevertheless simplifies and illuminates tradeoffs in radio architectures that seek

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to balance standards compatibility, technology insertion and the compelling

economics of today's highly competitive marketplaces.

The concept of software radio has progressed for about 10 years. In

different environments and different systems, different kinds of software radio
architecture are proposed. Software radio based on a PC network is one of them,
which is suitable for applications in base stations. Its basic idea is to perform the
baseband signal processing in parallel among many PCs, which are connected by
a network.
This idea is now extended inDWCS; here,the PCs are replaced by much
more powerful processors, and the interconnection among these processors is
evolved from an ether network to an optical network, to ensure high-speed data
exchange and accurate timing. Another extension is that the processors are no
longer located at the same place, but are distributed in a large area.

This architecture is also a kind of realization of radio functions, and thus

can be called network radio. Besides all the benefits inherited from software
radio (flexibility, scalability, easy update, supporting multiple standards, etc.), it
is much more suitable for large area radio network processing, and enhances
system reliability.

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 No fast handoff problem — The virtual cell changes dynamically with

the movement of the user, so no handoff is needed.
 Large capacity — With distributed antennasand distributed processing,
the problem of increased interference in traditional cellular systems is
 Much lower power consumption — The transmission power can be
greatly reduced.
 Seamless coverage — The antenna terminal is so cheap that the density of
antennas can be very high.
 Suitable for nonuniformly distributed traffic —
simply by adjusting the density of antennas.
 Opened structure — Existing and future standards and techniques can be
realized on the platform of DWCS, and the resources of the wired system
can be utilized sufficiently.
 Flexible — The concept of software radio enables DWCS to
accommodate different standards without hardware modification.
 Extendibility — The opened structure ensures that redeveloping and
extension can easily be achieved on the same platform. Scalability — The
scale of DWCS(including the number of antennas and processors)can be
configured freely so that the cost of system devices can be minimized.
 Easy to update Less harmful to human health — A result of
much lower electromagnetic radiation.

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DWCS, proposed here, is a new architecture for a future wireless access

system. Although it has many advantages, discussed here, it is still immature at
this time. In order to make it a reasonable structure for the future, some of its
ideas must be applied in existing systems. As the first stage, the existing
distributed repeater connected by optical fibers can be regarded as a special but
simple case of DWCS.

While the industrialization of 3G mobile communications is ongoing,

studies have been started for techniques and architecture for future mobile or
wireless access, namely 4G or beyond 3G. Since beyond 3G is aimed at the
system for at least 10 years from now, much larger capacity and coverage
requirements are put forward. DWCS is one of the candidate architectures to
fulfill these requirements.

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• IEEE communications magazine.


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The basic problems of wireless access are that the available spectrum is
too limited and there is great attenuation of energy.These can be solved by
frequency reuse and by reducing the maximum distance from the terminal to the
nearest base station.

Distributed wireless communication system (DWCS) is a new architecture

for a wireless access system with distributed antennas, distributed processors,
and distributed controlling. The basic idea is to flatten the tree cellular structure.
With distributed antennas, system capacity can be expanded through dense
frequency reuse, and transmission power can be greatly decreased. With
distributed processors controlling, the system works like a software or network
radio, so different standards can coexist, and the system capacity can be
increased by co-processing of signals to and from multiple antennas.

The beyond 3G ie. 4G mobile communications is aimed at much larger

capacity and coverage requirements. DWCS is candidate architecture to fulfill
these requirements.

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I extend my sincere thanks to Prof. P.V.Abdul Hameed, Head of

the Department for providing me with the guidance and facilities for the

I express my sincere gratitude to Seminar coordinator

Mr. Berly C.J, Staff in charge, for their cooperation and guidance for
preparing and presenting this seminar.

I also extend my sincere thanks to all other faculty members of

Electronics and Communication Department and my friends for their
support and encouragement.


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