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VU, T., KWON, S., OH, S. (2015) Cooperative Interference Mitigation Algorithm in Heterogeneous Networks. IEICE Transactions on Communications, E98.B (11), 2238-2247. doi:10.1587/transcom.E98.B.2238

Cooperative interference mitigation algorithms in heterogeneous networks

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Author: Vu, Trung Kien1; Kwon, Sungoh2; Oh, Sangchul3
Organizations: 1Center for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu
2School of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan
3Wireless Application Research Department, ETRI
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, 2015
Publish Date: 2018-02-15


Heterogeneous hetworks (HetNets) have been introduced as an emerging technology in order to meet the increasing demand for mobile data. HetNets are a combination of multi-layer networks such as macrocells and small cells. In such networks, users may suffer significant cross-layer interference. To manage this interference, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has introduced enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC) techniques. Almost Blank SubFrame (ABSF) is one of the time-domain techniques used in eICIC solutions. We propose a dynamically optimal Signal-to-Interference-and-Noise Ratio (SINR)-based ABSF framework to ensure macro user performance while maintaining small user performance. We also study cooperative mechanisms to help small cells collaborate efficiently in order to reduce mutual interference. Simulations show that our proposed scheme achieves good performance and outperforms the existing ABSF frameworks.

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Series: IEICE transactions on communications. B
ISSN: 0916-8516
ISSN-E: 1745-1345
ISSN-L: 0916-8516
Volume: E98.B
Issue: 11
Pages: 2238 - 2247
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E98.B.2238
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported in part by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2015R1A1A1A05001069), and Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (R0101-15-244, Development of 5G mobile communication technologies for hyperconnected smart services).
Copyright information: © 2015 The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.