Quantifying the Impact of Guard Capacity on Session Continuity in 3GPP New Radio Systems

Dynamic blockage of millimeter-wave (mmWave) radio propagation paths by dense moving crowds calls for advanced techniques to preserve session continuity in the emerging New Radio (NR) systems. To further improve user performance by balancing the new and ongoing session drop probabilities, we investigate the concept of guard capacity - reserving a fraction of radio resources at the NR base stations exclusively for the sessions already accepted for service. To this aim, we develop a detailed mathematical framework that takes into account the key effects in mmWave systems, including the heights of communicating entities, blocker geometry and mobility, modulation and coding schemes and antenna array geometry, as well as radio propagation and queuing specifics. Using our framework, which enables sessions to change their resource requirements during service, we demonstrate that reserving even a small fraction of bandwidth (less than $10\%$) exclusively for the sessions already accepted by the system allows to enhance session continuity at the expense of a slight growth in the new session drop probability as well as a small decrease in the resource utilization (approximately $5\hbox{ - }7\%$). Furthermore, guard capacity is shown to perform better in overloaded conditions and with sessions having high data rate requirements, thus making it particularly useful for the NR systems. Our results indicate that guard capacity is a viable option for improving session continuity that can be used by the network operators in combination with other techniques, such as multi-connectivity, to maintain user experience. © 1967-2012 IEEE.

Авторы
Издательство
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Номер выпуска
12
Язык
Английский
Страницы
12345-12359
Статус
Опубликовано
Номер
8878110
Том
68
Год
2019
Организации
  • 1 Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
  • 2 Tampere University33100, Finland
  • 3 Institute of Informatics Problems, Federal Research Center Computer Science and Control of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 119333, Russian Federation
Ключевые слова
5G mobile communication; Millimeter wave communication; performance analysis; wireless access points; wireless networks
Дата создания
10.02.2020
Дата изменения
10.02.2020
Постоянная ссылка
https://repository.rudn.ru/ru/records/article/record/56305/