Fractional reuse partitioning for MIMO networks

Andreas Dotzler, Wolfgang Utschick, Guido Dietl

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Inter-cell interference diminishes the performance of wireless cellular networks, hence interference management by cooperation of basestations should be employed to combat interference and increase spectral efficiency. Contrary to full cooperation, which renders the network into a super-cell with distributed antennas, we investigate a form of weak cooperation: transmission strategies among the basestations are coordinated, which requires a minor overhead, while the users treat interference of other cells as noise. Although our results are not restricted to reuse partitioning, we assume a set of strategies, each corresponding to a different reuse factor, and assign orthogonal resources to each strategy. Basestation cooperation is realized by dynamically adjusting the resource allocation, socalled fractional reuse partitioning, while the capacity achieving single-cell strategies are employed in each cell in order to optimally manage intra-cell interference exploiting all degrees of freedom offered by multiple antennas at the transmitter and receiver. Efficient operation of a cellular communications network requires interference management in order to achieve high data rates including rate assignment matched to the user demands, which we formulate as network utility maximization problem. We put special emphasis on the popular utilities sum-rate and proportional fairness, either with or without additional quality of service constraints. Finally, we illustrate the performance gain of our method by providing system level simulation results for a three sectorized cellular network with nineteen sites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781424456383
StatePublished - 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 201010 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Conference53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL


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