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Novel Intercell Interference Mitigation Algorithms for Multicell OFDMA Systems with Limited Base Station Cooperation

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/01/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number1
Volume66
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)406-420
Publication statusPublished
Early online date17/03/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Resource allocation in multicell downlink orthogonal frequency division multiple-access (OFDMA) systems is investigated, where BSs first independently carry out subcarrier-allocation and then mitigate intercell interference (InterCI) with the aid of very limited base station (BS) cooperation. Two novel InterCI mitigation algorithms are proposed. The first one is the distributed decision making assisted cooperation (DDMC) algorithm, and the second one is the centralized decision making assisted cooperation (CDMC) algorithm. When employing the DDMC algorithm, each BS independently makes the InterCI mitigation decisions. By contrast, when employing the CDMC algorithm, the centralized InterCI mitigation decisions are made with the aid of the cell-edge users’ discrete InterCI information sharing among BSs. While both the algorithms motivate to maximize the spectral-efficiency (sum rate), the CDMC algorithm also aims to maximize the frequency reuse factor. In this paper, we study and compare the performance, including spectral-efficiency of cell-edge users, frequency reuse factor, overhead, etc., of the multicell downlink OFDMA systems employing the proposed and other InterCI mitigation algorithms. Our studies show that both the DDMC and CDMC algorithms can achieve better spectral-efficiency performance than the existing on-off power (OOP) algorithm. Moreover, the CDMC algorithm is capable of achieving the performance close to the upper-bound attained by the so-called full InterCI information assisted decision making (FIIDM) algorithm, which uses exhaustive search to determine the InterCI mitigation decisions. Additionally, the CDMC algorithm is demonstrated to have the highest frequency reuse factor in addition to its spectral-efficiency advantage.

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