Effect of Joint Detection on System Throughput in Distributed Antenna Network

Haruya ISHIKAWA  Yukitoshi SANADA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E102-B   No.3   pp.641-647
Publication Date: 2019/03/01
Publicized: 2018/08/29
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2018EBP3077
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Terrestrial Wireless Communication/Broadcasting Technologies
distributed antenna network,  joint detection,  user scheduling,  small cell,  

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This paper evaluates the throughput of a distributed antenna network (DAN) with multiple mobile terminal scheduling and the usage of joint maximum-likelihood detection (MLD). Mobile terminals are closer to the desired antennas in the DAN which leads to higher throughput and better frequency utilization efficiency. However, when multiple mobile terminal scheduling is applied to the DAN, interference can occur between transmitted signals from antennas. Therefore, in this research, mobile terminal scheduling along with joint MLD is applied to reduce the effects of interference. A system level simulation shows that the usage of joint MLD in a densely packed DAN provides better system throughput regardless of the numbers of mobile terminals and fading channels.