Detecting the presence of a proximate cellular user through distributed femtocell sensing

Pankaj Parag, Santhosh Kumar, Jean Francois Chamberland, Gregory Huff

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Abstract

This article examines a femtocell-based scheme as a prospective means to enhance the performance of current cellular systems. In the adopted framework, femtocells are tasked with connecting local devices to the network of a mobile operator without creating undue interference to cellular users. The access point of a femtocell only possesses limited information about its parent cellular infrastructure. For instance, it may not know individual channel gains, user locations or frequency allocations. A paradigm where local devices are employed as acquisition sensors in a distributed inference problem is considered. The added knowledge captured through the use of mobile devices combined with the agility of reconfigurable antenna systems lead to significant performance gains when compared to the operation that results from deploying oblivious femtocells. Experimental results are provided to support this study and its conclusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM 2012
Pages185-188
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 12 2012
Event2012 IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM 2012 - Hoboken, NJ, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2012Jun 20 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop
ISSN (Electronic)2151-870X

Other

Other2012 IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityHoboken, NJ
Period6/17/126/20/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Parag, P., Kumar, S., Chamberland, J. F., & Huff, G. (2012). Detecting the presence of a proximate cellular user through distributed femtocell sensing. In 2012 IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM 2012 (pp. 185-188). [6250462] (Proceedings of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop). https://doi.org/10.1109/SAM.2012.6250462