Heterodox networks: An innovative and alternate approach to future wireless communications

Purnima Lala, Ambuj Kumar

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It is imperative for the service providers to bring innovation in the network design to meet the exponential growth of mobile subscribers for multi-technology future wireless networks. As a matter of research, studies on providing services to moving subscriber groups aka ‘Place Time Capacity (PTC)’ have not been considered much in the literature. In this article we present Heterodox networks as an innovative and alternate approach to handle the PTC congestion. We describe two different approaches to combat the PTC congestion where the traditional terrestrial infrastructure fails to provide sufficient services. Here we present two modes of approach, first, where the infrastructure is static and resources can be reallocated and latter is an approach where the infrastructure itself is itinerant. The infrastructure architecture for the first kind of deployment is termed as ‘Self-Configurable Intelligent Distributed Antenna System (SCIDAS)’ that overlays intelligence over the conventional DAS architecture and latter is in the form of a swarm of intelligent hovering base stations working in a team to cooperatively resolve the PTC congestion at the Area of Event (AoE). A suitable network architecture of ‘Hovering Ad-hoc Network (HANET)’ for the latter will be deployed to assist and manage the overloaded primary base stations enhancing the on-demand coverage and capacity of the entire system. Proposed modes can either operate independently or as a cascaded architecture to form a Heterodox Network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRole of ICT for Multi-Disciplinary Applications in 2030
EditorsLeo P. Ligthart, Ramjee Prasad
Number of pages18
PublisherRiver Publishers
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-87-93379-48-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-93379-47-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesRiver Publishers Series in Communications

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