RT-MuPAC: Multi-power Architecture for Voice Cellular Networks

  • K. Jayanth Kumar
  • B. S. Manoj
  • C. Siva Ram Murthy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2552)


We have considered the problem of providing greater throughput in cellular networks.We propose a novel cellular architecture, RT-MuPAC, that supports greater throughput compared to conventional cellular architectures. RT-MuPAC (Real-time Multi-Power Architecture for Cellular Networks) is based on two fundamental features not present in today’s cellular networks: usage of multiple hops and power control (power control is used only in a limited fashion to reduce interference in today’s networks). These features, we believe, will become increasingly important in next generation cellular systems as heterogeneous networks will operate in synergy. We show using detailed simulations that RTMuPAC is indeed a significant improvement over conventional networks. RT-MuPAC can evolve from the existing infrastructure and offer advantages to both the service provider and the users. RT-MuPAC also serves as a proof of concept for the use of multi-hop architectures in cellular networks.


Mobile Node Power Control Cellular Network Transmission Range Mobile Host 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Jayanth Kumar
    • 1
  • B. S. Manoj
    • 1
  • C. Siva Ram Murthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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