Green inter-cluster interference management in uplink of multi-cell processing systems

Katranaras, E., Imran, M. A. , Dianati, M. and Tafazolli, R. (2014) Green inter-cluster interference management in uplink of multi-cell processing systems. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 13(12), pp. 6580-6592. (doi:10.1109/TWC.2014.2363672)

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Abstract

This paper examines the uplink of cellular systems employing base station cooperation for joint signal processing. We consider clustered cooperation and investigate effective techniques for managing inter-cluster interference to improve users' performance in terms of both spectral and energy efficiency. We use information theoretic analysis to establish general closed form expressions for the system achievable sum rate and the users' Bit-per-Joule capacity while adopting a realistic user device power consumption model. Two main inter-cluster interference management approaches are identified and studied, i.e., through: 1) spectrum re-use; and 2) users' power control. For the former case, we show that isolating clusters by orthogonal resource allocation is the best strategy. For the latter case, we introduce a mathematically tractable user power control scheme and observe that a green opportunistic transmission strategy can significantly reduce the adverse effects of inter-cluster interference while exploiting the benefits from cooperation. To compare the different approaches in the context of real-world systems and evaluate the effect of key design parameters on the users' energy-spectral efficiency relationship, we fit the analytical expressions into a practical macrocell scenario. Our results demonstrate that significant improvement in terms of both energy and spectral efficiency can be achieved by energy-aware interference management.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Katranaras, E., Imran, M. A., Dianati, M., and Tafazolli, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1536-1276
ISSN (Online):1558-2248
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 13(12): 6580-6592
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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