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Dynamic Inter-Cell Interference Avoidance in Self-Organizing Femtocell Networks
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 Title & Authors
Dynamic Inter-Cell Interference Avoidance in Self-Organizing Femtocell Networks
Park, Sang-Kyu; Bahk, Sae-Woong;
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 Abstract
Femtocells are expected as the surest way to increase the system capacity with higher-quality links and more spatial reuse in future networks. In spite of their great potential, the system capacity is highly susceptible to network density because a large portion of users are exposed to inter-cell interference (ICI). In this work, we proposed a dynamic interference avoidance scheme in densely deployed cell environments. Our proposed DDIA (Distributed Dynamic ICI Avoidance) scheme not only works in a fully distributed manner, but also controls interference link connectivity of users with high agility so that it is suited for self-organizing networks (SONs). We introduced the concept of ICI-link and two-tier scheduling in designing the DDIA scheme. To avoid ICI without any central entity, our scheme tries to harmonize all base stations (BSs) with users adaptively. Through extensive simulations, it was shown that our proposed scheme improves the throughput of users by more than twice on average compared to the frequency reuse factor 1 scheme, who are exposed to ICI while maintaining or even improving overall network performance. Our scheme operates well regardless of network density and topology.
 Keywords
femtocell;inter-cell interference;interference avoidance;self-organizing;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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FFR 기반의 Femtocell 네트워크를 위한 적응 주파수 자원 할당 방법,배원건;김정곤;

한국통신학회논문지, 2012. vol.37. 7B, pp.505-516 crossref(new window)
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