Spatial Prediction Under Location Uncertainty in Cellular Networks

Abstract : Coverage optimization is an important process for the operator, as it is a crucial prerequisite toward offering a satisfactory quality of service to the end users. The first step of this process is coverage prediction, which can be performed by interpolating geo-located measurements reported to the network by mobile user's equipments. In the previous works, we proposed a low complexity coverage prediction algorithm based on the adaptation of the geo-statistics fixed rank kriging (FRK) algorithm. We supposed that the geo-location information reported with the radio measurements was perfect, which is not the case in reality. In this paper, we study the impact of location uncertainty on the coverage prediction accuracy and we extend the previously proposed algorithm to include geo-location error in the prediction model. We validate the proposed algorithm using both simulated and real-field measurements. The FRK is extended to take into account that the location uncertainty proves to enhance the prediction accuracy while keeping a reasonable computational complexity.
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Hajer Braham, Sana Jemaa, Gersende Fort, Éric Moulines, Berna Sayrac. Spatial Prediction Under Location Uncertainty in Cellular Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016, 15, pp.7633 - 7643. ⟨10.1109/TWC.2016.2605676⟩. ⟨hal-01419051⟩

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