Co-channel Interference Mitigation via Joint Frequency and Space Domains Base Station Cooperation for Multi-Cell OFDMA Systems

Yizhen JIA  Xiaoming TAO  Youzheng WANG  Yukui PEI  Jianhua LU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B    No.12    pp.3469-3479
Publication Date: 2010/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.3469
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wireless Distributed Networks)
base station cooperation,  co-channel interference,  orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA),  resource allocation,  utility,  

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Base Station (BS) cooperation has been considered as a promising technology to mitigate co-channel interference (CCI), yielding great capacity improvement in cellular systems. In this paper, by combining frequency domain cooperation and space domain cooperation together, we design a new CCI mitigation scheme to maximize the total utility for a multi-cell OFDMA network. The scheme formulates the CCI mitigation problem as a mixture integer programming problem, which involves a joint user-set-oriented subcarrier assignment and power allocation. A computationally feasible algorithm based on Lagrange dual decomposition is derived to evaluate the optimal value of the problem. Moreover, a low-complexity suboptimal algorithm is also presented. Simulation results show that our scheme outperforms the counterparts incorporating BS cooperation in a single domain considerably, and the proposed low-complexity algorithm achieves near optimal performance.