A self-organized resource allocation using inter-cell interference coordination (ICIC) in relay-asisted cellular networks

Mehta, M., Aliu, O. G., Karandikar, A. and Imran, M. A. (2011) A self-organized resource allocation using inter-cell interference coordination (ICIC) in relay-asisted cellular networks. ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology, 2(2), 300 - 313. (doi:10.21917/ijct.2011.0043)

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In a multi-cell scenario, the inter-cell interference (ICI) is detrimental in achieving the intended system performance, in particular for the edge users. There is paucity of work available in literature on ICI coordination (ICIC) for relay-assisted cellular networks (RACN). In this paper, we do a survey on the ICIC schemes in cellular networks and RACN. We then propose a self-organized resource allocation plan for RACN to improve the edge user’s performance by ICIC. We compare the performance of reuse-1, reuse-3, soft frequency reuse (SFR) scheme, proposed plan with and without relays. The performance metrics for comparison are edge user’s spectral efficiency, their signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio (SINR) and system’s area spectral efficiency. We show by the simulation results that our proposed plan performs better than the existing resource allocation schemes in static allocation scenario. Next, we propose to make our resource allocation plan dynamic and self-organized. The distinct features of our proposed plan are: One, it achieves a trade-off between the system’s area spectral efficiency and the edge user’s spectral efficiency performance. Secondly, it introduces a novel concept of interfering neighbor set to achieve ICIC by local interaction between the entities.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This project is being carried out under the India-UK Advanced Technology of Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (IU-ATC) project and funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and UK EPSRC Digital Economy Programme
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Mehta, M., Aliu, O. G., Karandikar, A., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology
Publisher:ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu
ISSN (Online):2229-6948
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 The Authors
First Published:First published in ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology 2(2): 300-313
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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