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Accession Number ADA567411
Title Comparison of the Performance and Capabilities of Femtocell versus Wi- Fi Networks.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 99p
Personal Author J. K. Bare
Abstract Femtocells are low power base stations that communicate through a licensed spectrum with the intent to improve coverage and performance of voice and broadband services. The Femtocell works through a cellular network provider to enhance cellular portable/mobile devices, especially in locations where coverage by cellular systems using large cells is weak and intermittent. The use of smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices is becoming increasingly prevalent and is driving the need for innovations in wireless data technologies to provide more capacity, higher speed connections, and higher quality of service. Femtocells can provide a useful way for mobile operators to offer a better user experience and deliver broadband services indoors consistently and reliably for a comparable context of application, distances, and obstacles. In this thesis, we will conduct a quantitative and qualitative analysis of Femtocell performance in comparison to that of Wi-Fi. Using COTS Femtocell and Wi-Fi technology, an analysis will be conducted to establish which of the two is the better means of bringing internet connectivity to forward deployed forces. The potential benefits of this research are a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of Femtocell and Wi-Fi networks in simulated garrison and deployed environments.
Keywords Access
Cellular communications
Cellular phones
Communications protocols
Comparative analysis
Cots femtocell networks
Data streaming
Downloading speed
Femtocell access points
Femtocell base stations
Forward areas
Http(Hyper text transfer protocol)
Internet connectivity
Local area networks
Military applications
Mobile computing
Off the shelf equipment
Quality of service
Remote areas
Rtp(Real-time transfer protocol)
Speed tests
Umts(Universal mobile telecommunications system)
Uploading speed
Video streaming
Voice communications
Voip(Voice over internet protocol)
Wi-fi networks
Wireless computer networks
Wireless devices

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
62D - Information Processing Standards
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. School of Operational and Information Sciences.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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