4th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications

Research Article

Smart femto-cell controller based distributed cognitive pilot channel

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/CROWNCOM.2009.5188979,
        author={Markus  Mueck and Christian Rom and Wen  Xu and Ana Sierra  Diaz and Hanna  Bogucka and Andreas  Polydoros and Nikos   Dimitriou  and Radoslaw  Piesiewicz and Sven  Zeisberg and Holger  Jaekel and Tobias  Renk and Friedrich  Jondral  and Peter  Jung},
        title={Smart femto-cell controller based distributed cognitive pilot channel},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications},
        keywords={Cognitive Pilot Channel (CPC) Distributed  Cognitive Pilot Channel (DCPC) Distributed Decision Making Femto-Cell Policy Based Decision Making},
  • Markus Mueck
    Christian Rom
    Wen Xu
    Ana Sierra Diaz
    Hanna Bogucka
    Andreas Polydoros
    Nikos Dimitriou
    Radoslaw Piesiewicz
    Sven Zeisberg
    Holger Jaekel
    Tobias Renk
    Friedrich Jondral
    Peter Jung
    Year: 2009
    Smart femto-cell controller based distributed cognitive pilot channel
    DOI: 10.1109/CROWNCOM.2009.5188979
Markus Mueck1,*, Christian Rom1,*, Wen Xu1,*, Ana Sierra Diaz2,*, Hanna Bogucka3,*, Andreas Polydoros4,*, Nikos Dimitriou 4, Radoslaw Piesiewicz5,*, Sven Zeisberg6,*, Holger Jaekel7,*, Tobias Renk7, Friedrich Jondral 7, Peter Jung8,*
  • 1: Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany
  • 2: Telefonica I+D, Madrid, Spain
  • 3: Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
  • 4: University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • 5: Create-Net, Trento, Italy
  • 6: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (FH), Dresden, Germany
  • 7: Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 8: Universität Duisburg-Essen Kommunikationstechnik, Duisburg, Germany
*Contact email: MarkusDominik.Mueck@Infineon.com, Christian.Rom@Infineon.com, Wen.Xu@Infineon.com, asd@tid.es , hbogucka@et.put.poznan.pl, polydoros@phys.uoa.gr, radoslaw.piesiewicz@create-net.org, zeisberg@htw-dresden.de , jaekel@int.uni-karlsruhe.de , peter.jung@kommunikationstechnik.org


This paper presents an extension of the Cognitive Pilot Channel (CPC) concept to the case of a distributed version thereof (namely, DCPC), and demonstrates a potential instantiation of this concept in the design of Smart Femto-Cell Controllers (SFC-C) for handling the management of co-existing homogeneous or heterogeneous networks. Instead of covering the various networks by a single CPC, the novel idea consists in deploying the CPC transmission in a distributed way within each of the individual Smart Femto Cell (SFC) controlled Composite Networks (CNs), an example of which can be a heterogeneous home or business deployment including the collection of a Femto- Cell Base Station (FC-BS), a Wireless LAN (WLAN) Access Point (AP), a ZigBee network controller, a Bluetooth network controller, etc. A typical implementation of this concept leads to an integration of the DCPC transmitter into a SFC which consists of the FC-BS for provision of cellular access and the SFC-C for network management and DCPC provision. In this case, the SFC owner is able to manage the attached composite network by providing suitable context and policy information within the DCPC. The paper furthermore introduces intra-network and inter-network interference scenarios and explains how the DCPC concept allows the introduction of corresponding interference management mechanisms.