Joint Approach to Beam Optimization and User Association

Karabacak M., Arslan H.

2020 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWW 2020, Texas, United States Of America, 26 - 29 January 2020, vol.2020-January, pp.221-224 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2020-January
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/rws45077.2020.9050102
  • City: Texas
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-224
  • Keywords: Self optimization, load balancing, adaptive antenna, antenna tilt, user association
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Efficiently managed user-cell association is important for self-optimization of communication networks. Edge user performance and fairness of the service quality can be improved by offloading heavily loaded cells to neighboring cells. In this paper, an algorithm for joint optimization of antenna parameters with load balancing is presented to distribute users to cells while optimizing the antenna parameters. The proposed approach does not only change the serving range of each cell but also re-assign users to cells for effective system capacity. The performance evaluations show that the presented approach increases the edge user capacity by 27% compared to conventional approach.