Zero Forcing Beamforming Based Coordinated Scheduling Algorithm for Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission System

Ping WANG  Lei DING  Huifang PANG  Fuqiang LIU  Nguyen Ngoc VAN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E98-B    No.2    pp.352-359
Publication Date: 2015/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E98.B.352
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
CS/CB,  ZFBF,  CoMP,  user scheduling,  

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In a multi-cell MIMO system, the rate of edge users is limited by the inter-cell co-channel interference. The CoMP scheme which includes Joint Process (JP) and Coordinated Scheduling/Beamforming (CS/CB) was developed to reduce the inter-cell interference and enhance the edge rate. Because CS/CB can alleviate the overhead of network, it gains attention recently. In this paper, a modified zero forcing beamforming (ZFBF) is applied to downlink transmission in a two-cell MIMO system. In order to enhance system sum rate, a novel coordinated user scheduling algorithm is proposed. Firstly, we select users with high correlation among cross-channels as candidates, and then group users from candidates with high orthogonality among direct-channels, and match user groups in different cells as the final scheduling group pair. Simulations show that the proposed algorithm can achieve a higher system sum rate with low complexity than traditional scheduling algorithms.