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Performance Analysis for Dual Band PCS Networks
February 2000 (vol. 49 no. 2)
pp. 148-159

Abstract—In a dual band personal communications services (PCS) network, heavy traffic areas are covered by microcells which overlay macrocells. In such a network, microcells and macrocells utilize different frequency bands. We propose an analytic model to study the performance of a dual band PCS architecture. Our model assumes that a PCS subscriber has a general residence time distribution in a microcell and the macrocell residence time distribution is derived from the microcell residence time distribution. An iterative algorithm is used to compute the overflow traffic from a microcell to its overlaid macrocell. Then, the call incompletion probability is computed by a macrocell model based on the overflow traffic. Our study indicates that the variance of the microcell residence time distribution and the number of microcells covered by a macrocell have significant effects on the call incompletion probability.

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Index Terms:
Dual band, GSM, handoff, macrocell, microcell, personal communications services.
Yi-Bing Lin, Wei-Ru Lai, Rong-Jaye Chen, "Performance Analysis for Dual Band PCS Networks," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 148-159, Feb. 2000, doi:10.1109/12.833111
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