Orthogonal LTE two-tier cellular networks

Leonardo S. Cardoso, Marco Maso, Mari Kobayashi, Merouane Debbah

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In previous works, Vandermonde-subspace frequency division multiplexing (VFDM) has been shown to promote overlay networks by enabling a secondary transmitter to cancel its interference to a primary receiver, while simultaneously transmitting useful information to its own receiver at nonnegligible rates. Interference cancelation is achieved by exploiting the null-space of the channel from the secondary transmitter to the primary receiver. In the wake of a global deployment of the third generation partnership project's (3GPP) long term evolution (LTE), one of the open questions of VFDM concerns its applicability in a primary LTE-orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) multi-user setting. In this work, we address this question by extending VFDM to the multi-user scenario where the primary system employs OFDMA, such as LTE. We show that by using at the secondary system a similar precoder structure to the ones previously studied, we are able to cancel the interference towards multiple primary receivers while still achieving acceptable rates for the secondary system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2011
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2011 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 Jun 20119 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


Conference2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2011


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