Maximizing mobile coverage via optimal deployment of base stations and relays

Xu Li*, Dongning Guo, John Grosspietsch, Huarui Yin, Guo Wei

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Deploying relays and/or base stations is a major means of extending the coverage of a wireless network. This paper presents models, analytical results, and algorithms to answer two related questions: The first is where to deploy relays to extend the reach from a base station to the maximum, and the second is where to deploy a base station and how many relays are needed to reach any point in a given area. An important use case of the results is the public safety broadband network, in which deploying relays and base stations is often crucial to providing coverage to an incident scene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7161398
Pages (from-to)5060-5072
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2016


  • Maximum reach
  • mobile coverage
  • outage probability
  • public safety broadband network
  • relay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering


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