Reduced-complexity adaptive multi-channel assignment for shared access points in over-loaded small-cell networks

Redha Mahmoud Radaydeh, Khalid A. Qaraqe, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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This paper proposes a reduced-complexity downlink multi-channel assignment scheme when feedback links are capacity-limited. The system model treats the case when multiple access points are allocated to serve scheduled users in over-loaded (i.e. dense) pico/femtocell networks. It assumes that the deployed access points can be shared simultaneously and employ isotropic antenna arrays of arbitrary sizes. Moreover, they transmit their data on a common physical channel and can not coordinate their transmissions. On the other hand, each scheduled user can be served by single transmit channel from each active access point at a time, and it lacks coordination with concurrent active users. The scheme operates according to the occupancy of available transmit channels, wherein extensively occupied access points are avoided adaptively, while reducing the load of processing. The operation is linked to a target performance via controlling the observed aggregate interference from the projected set of serving points. Through the analysis, results for the scheduled user outage performance, and the average number of active access points are presented. Numerical and simulations studies clarify the gains of the proposed scheme for different operating conditions. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781467363372
StatePublished - Jun 2013

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