Distributed Cooperative Multicell Beamforming Based on a Viewpoint of Layered Channel

Jiamin LI  Dongming WANG  Pengcheng ZHU  Lan TANG  Xiaohu YOU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.12   pp.3225-3231
Publication Date: 2011/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.3225
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Cooperative Communications for Cellular Networks)
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Keyword: 
cooperative multicell beamforming,  distributed iterative beamforming algorithm,  convex optimization,  virtual SINR,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, a distributed cooperative multicell beamforming algorithm is proposed, and a detail analysis and solving method for instantaneous and statistical channel state information (CSI) are presented. Firstly, an improved distributed iterative beamforming algorithm is proposed for the multiple-input single-output interference channel (MISO IC) scenario which chooses virtual signal-to-interference-and-noise (SINR) as decision criterion to initialize and then iteratively solves the constrained optimization problem of maximizing the virtual SINR for a given level of generated interference to other users. Then, the algorithm is generalized to the multicell date sharing scenario with a heuristics power allocation scheme based on a viewpoint of the layered channel. Finally, the performance is illustrated through numerical simulations.