A New Frequency Partitioning and Allocation of Subcarriers for Fractional Frequency Reuse in Mobile Communication Systems

Seung Su HAN  Jongho PARK  Tae-Jin LEE  Hyun Gi AHN  Kyunghun JANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.8   pp.2748-2751
Publication Date: 2008/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.8.2748
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
WiBro,  WiMAX,  co-channel interference,  fractional frequency reuse,  

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Summary: 
Some OFDMA-based wireless commuication systems, e.g., Wireless Broadband Internet (WiBro) or Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), support frequency reuse of 1 to maximize spectral efficiency. One of the efficient methods to reduce co-channel interference (CCI) caused by frequency reuse is fractional frequency reuse (FFR). In this paper, we propose and validate a novel frequency partitioning method and subcarrier assignment mechanism to improve system and individual capacity of mobile systems using FFR.