Multi-Layer Soft Frequency Reuse Scheme for 5G Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

Hossain, M. S., Tariq, F. , Safdar, G. A., Mahmood, N. H. and Khandaker, M. R. A. (2017) Multi-Layer Soft Frequency Reuse Scheme for 5G Heterogeneous Cellular Networks. 2017 IEEE Globecom Workshops, Singapore, 4-8 Dec 2017. ISBN 9781538639207 (doi: 10.1109/GLOCOMW.2017.8269182)

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Heterogeneous network (HetNet) is a promising cell deployment technique where low power access points are deployed overlaid on a macrocell system. It attains high throughput by intelligently reusing spectrum, and brings a trade-off between energy- and spectral-efficiency. An efficient resource allocation strategy is required to significantly improve its throughput in a bid to meet the fifth-generation (5G) high data rate requirements. In this correspondence, a new resource allocation scheme for HetNet, called multi-level soft frequency reuse for HetNet (ML-SFR HetNet), is proposed which increases the throughput several fold. In ML-SFR HetNet, mutually exclusive spectrum is allocated for macro and small cell users and well as for cell edge users among the various cells in the reuse system. We derived spectrum and power allocation expression for a generalized HetNet scenario. In addition, analytical expressions for the throughput and area spectral efficiency (ASE) are also developed. The simulations results demonstrates the efficiency of the proposed scheme which improves the throughput by around 3.5 times and outage probability reduces nearly 5 times compared to traditional SFR system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:5G mobile communication, cellular radio, frequency allocation, probability, resource allocation, telecommunication network reliability, cell deployment technique, multilevel soft frequency reuse, spectral efficiency, SFR system, outage probability, area spectral efficiency, generalized HetNet scenario, power allocation expression, cell edge users, mutually exclusive spectrum, ML-SFR HetNet, resource allocation scheme, fifth-generation high data rate requirements, efficient resource allocation strategy, macrocell system, low power access points, 5G heterogeneous cellular networks, multilayer soft frequency reuse scheme, interference, throughput, resource management, signal to noise ratio, power system reliability, probability, cellular networks.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tariq, Dr Faisal
Authors: Hossain, M. S., Tariq, F., Safdar, G. A., Mahmood, N. H., and Khandaker, M. R. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Research Group:Communications, Sensing and Imaging

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