A Pseudo-Random Subchannel Selection scheme for downlink interference mitigation in two-tier cellular networks

Wei Wang*, Yiqing Zhou, Yi Huang, Jinglin Shi

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Abstract

Femtocell technology, which is adopted in broadband communication systems, has become an economical way to improve cellular coverage and system capacity. However, it is difficult to exploit the advantages of femtocells in two-tier OFDMA networks because of the interference among the macrocell and femtocells. In this paper, a Pseudo-Random Subchannel Selection (PRSS) scheme is proposed with hybrid frequency allocation for downlink transmission to mitigate the interference. Firstly, the PRSS scheme is performed to randomize the cross-tier interference by aggressor femtocells selecting subchannels pseudo-randomly. Then the proposed scheme utilizes Neighbor Relation Matrix, which could be simplified as the neighbor relationships of adjacent femtocells, to mitigate the co-tier interference. The simulation results showed that the PRSS scheme keeps interference lower while obtains better throughput compared to co-channel frequency allocation (CFA), dedicated frequency allocation (DFA), partial frequency allocation (PFA) and stochastic subchannel allocation (SSA).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 7th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China, CHINACOM 2012 - Proceedings
Pages524-529
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 7th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China, CHINACOM 2012 - Kun Ming, China
Duration: 7 Aug 201210 Aug 2012

Other

Other2012 7th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China, CHINACOM 2012
CountryChina
CityKun Ming
Period7/08/1210/08/12

Keywords

  • femtocell
  • interference mitigation
  • OFDMA
  • pseudo-random

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