Multi-Beam Cooperative Frequency Reuse for Coordinated Multi-Point Systems
Journal article, 2010

Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) transmission is considered in 3GPP LTE-Advanced as a key technique to mitigate inter-cell interference and improve the cell-edge performance. To apply CoMP joint transmission effectively, efficient frequency reuse schemes need to be designed to support resource management cooperation among coordinated cells. However, most of the existing frequency reuse schemes are not suitable for CoMP systems due to not considering multi-point cooperative transmission scenario in their frequency reuse rules. In addition, the restrictions of frequency resources in those schemes result in high blocking probability. To solve the above two problems, a multi-beam cooperative frequency reuse (MBCFR) scheme is proposed in this paper, which reuses all the available frequency resources in each sector and supports multi-beam cooperative transmission for cell-edge users. Besides, the blocking probability is proved to be efficiently reduced. Then, a frequency-segment-sequence based MBCFR scheme is introduced to further reduce the inter-cell interference. System level simulations demonstrate that the proposed scheme results in higher cell-edge average throughput and cell-average throughput with lower blocking probability.

coordinated multi-point transmission

OFDMA

inter-cell interference

frequency reuse

Author

Xiaodong Xu

H. Zhang

Xiaofeng Tao

Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Carmen Botella Mascarell

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Journal of China Universities of Posts and Telecommunications

1005-8885 (ISSN)

Vol. 17 6 11-18

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

DOI

10.1016/S1005-8885(09)60519-7

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Created

10/7/2017