Self-Organized Scheme for Unique Cell ID Assignment during Femtocell Deployment

Sinan A. Khwandah, John P. Cosmas, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Pavlos I. Lazaridis, Albena Mihovska

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Femtocell deployment has been a focus of wide research due to its potential to increase system capacity. There still are open challenges for the planning and management of femtocells caused by the potential interference issues that may arise when installing them under the coverage of larger cells (i.e., macrocells). This paper proposes a dynamic and self-organizing scheme based on the 3GPP standards. A centralized coordinator is deployed to enable the newly installed femtocell to avoid interference through acquiring a unique cell ID (PCI). Results show that the proposed scheme improves the management of small cell deployment and protects the control channels. By distributing PCIs uniquely, more efficient distributions and improved signal-to-noise interference ratio (SINR) have been achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record
Subtitle of host publicationThe Fifty-Third Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Comput
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728143002
ISBN (Print)9781728143019
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2019
Event53rd Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: 3 Nov 20196 Nov 2019
Conference number: 53

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2303


Conference53rd Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers
Abbreviated titleACSSC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove
Internet address


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