Analysis of vertical and horizontal sectorization in suburban environment using 3D ray tracing

Muhammad Usman Sheikh, Jukka Lempiäinen

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    The target of this paper is to analyze and compare the performance of vertical sectorization, super cell deployment, and higher order horizontal sectorization in a real world suburban environment, using a 3D ray tracing technique. The impact of using different antenna beamwidth for inner and outer sectors in a horizontal plane, impact of elevation angle separation between the vertical sectors, and different tilts for the sectors was also investigated. The simulation results show that the super cell deployment helps in improving the Signal to Interference Ratio (SIR) of inner as well as outer sector, however the vertical sectorization still provides better area spectral efficiency compared to super cell configuration due to higher cell density. The simulation results revealed that in terms of spectral efficiency the vertical sectorization is highly in-efficient and higher order horizontal sectorization shows far better result, and also keeps a healthy balance of traffic share between the sectors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT)
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509019908
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


    Period1/01/00 → …


    • 3D ray tracing
    • Antenna Pattern
    • High Order Sectorization
    • Super Cell
    • Vertical Sectorization

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications

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