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Title: Coexistence Analysis of Adjacent Long Term Evolution (LTE) Systems

As the licensing and deployment of Long term evolution (LTE) systems are ramping up, the study of coexistence of LTE systems is an essential topic in civil and military applications. In this paper, we present a coexistence study of adjacent LTE systems aiming at evaluating the effect of inter-system interference on system capacity and performance as a function of some of the most common mitigation techniques: frequency guard band, base station (BS) antenna coupling loss, and user equipment (UE) antenna spacing. A system model is constructed for two collocated macro LTE networks. The developed model takes into consideration the RF propagation environment, power control scheme, and adjacent channel interference. Coexistence studies are performed for a different combination of time/frequency division duplex (TDD/FDD) systems under three different guard-bands of 0MHz, 5MHz, and 10MHz. Numerical results are presented to advice the minimum frequency guard band, BS coupling loss, and UE antenna isolation required for a healthy system operation.
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  1. University of Jordan
  2. ORNL
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Conference: International Conference on Computing, Networking & Communications (ICNC 2013), San Diego, CA, USA, 20130128, 20130131
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
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United States
Coexistence; LTE; guard band; adjacent channel interference; power control; propagation loss; radiation pattern; signal-to-noise ratio; channel quality indicator