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Implementation of relay-based systems in wireless cellular networks
The wireless cellular networks are limited by interference and coverage issues where the users at the edge of the cell usually do not receive enough signal energy. To combat these problems and provide higher signal to interference noise ratio and capacity without increasing the transmit power, the idea of using relays in cellular networks was explored and evaluated in the literature. On the other hand, multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna systems have great potential to increase capacity and reliability of a wireless cellular network compared to single input single output systems. Hence, the integration of MIMO systems in the relay-based cellular networks has great potential to meet the growing demands of future communication. In this thesis, we explore the performances in conventional and relay-based wireless systems with single and multiple antennas by ad justing the frequency reuse factor as one and four. We consider wireless cellular based networks where six fixed relays are placed evenly in each cell in a hexagonal layout. A user chooses to receive the transmitted signal either directly from the base station or via one of the relays by employing selection algorithms. Throughout this thesis, we first determine the optimum relay locations considering different relay powers. Then, we investigate the system capacity for the cell with and without relays. Next, we examine the capacity performances by changing the cell diameter and the relay power. Finally, we explore the performances of relay based networks with multiple antennas.