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Self-Organized Resource Allocation Using Inter-Cell Interference Coordination(ICIC) in Relay-Asisted Cellular Networks

Mehta, M, Aliu, OG, Karandikar, A and Imran, MA (2011) Self-Organized Resource Allocation Using Inter-Cell Interference Coordination(ICIC) in Relay-Asisted Cellular Networks ICT Journal on Communication Technology, 2 (2). 300 - 313. ISSN 0976-0091

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Abstract

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: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 15:27
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/710816

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