389.191 Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

Heterogeneous Mobile Networks

given by Martin Taranetz

Course No. 389.191

In this course, we will learn about modeling, evaluation and technical aspects of heterogeneous mobile networks. Special focus is laid on LTE-Advanced and the fifth generation of mobile networks (5G). We will start with an introduction to HetNets and femtocells in particular. Then, the major part of the lecture elaborates on modeling and simulation of such networks. We will apply techniques from stochastic geometry and random shape theory, and obtain surprisingly tractable results. In a hands-on lectures on Mathematica, we will confirm our theoretical findings. The lecture is completed by adressing the advanced topics of dynamic interference management, handover and mobility, self organizing networks, cognitive radio and 5G.

Lecture Slides

Course Organization (.pdf)
Introduction to Heterogeneous Networks (.pdf)
Femtocells (.pdf)
Radio Propagation Modeling  (.pdf)
Interference Analysis and Stochastic Geometry (.pdf)
Techniques for Analyzing Network Performance (.pdf)
Tractable Approach to Coverage and Rate (.pdf)
Random Networks with Mathematica (.pdf) (.nb)
Modeling and Analysis of K-Tier HetNets (.pdf)
Modeling Blockage (.pdf)
System Level Simulations (.pdf)
Dynamic Interference Management (.pdf)
Handover and Mobility (.pdf)
Self-Organization (.pdf)
Cognitive Radio (.pdf)
Architecture and Key Technologies for 5G (.pdf)


Oral Exam. Appointment via email to Martin Taranetz and Markus Rupp.
Guideline for possible questions (.pdf).

Further Information and Literature


Chu, Lopez Perez, Yang and Gunnarsson, Heterogeneous Cellular Networks, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Quek, de la Roche, Güvenc and Kountouris, Small Cell Networks, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Hu, Qian, Heterogeneous Cellular Networks, Wiley, 2013.
Mukherjee, Analytical Modeling of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks, Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Small Cell Forum: www.smallcellforum.org

Time and Place:

Mar. 7th – Jun. 30th, 2016 Technische Universität Wien, Austria [Monday, 16:00-17:30 h, CG0402]
Nov. 16th – 20th, 2015 Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sept. 14th – 25th, 2015, GTEC, University of A Coruña, Spain.