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Opportunistic Use of Successive Interference Cancellation in Reverse TDD HetNets



JulkaisuIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaE-pub ahead of print - 27 joulukuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli


Cross-tier interference management is one of the major challenges in heterogeneous cellular networks (HetNets). Though the network throughput increases due to a better area spectral efficiency of a HetNet, there is possibility that high interference will make few link capacities close to zero when users regard interference as noise (IAN). In this letter, successive interference cancellation (SIC) is used to cancel the cross-tier interference in a reverse time division duplexing (RTDD) scheme. We demonstrate that by opportunistic use of SIC, a minimum guarantee on the sum link capacity can be ensured for an RTDD HetNet. This minimum sum link capacity is later on proved to be the maximum that can be achieved by orthogonal resource allocation schemes. Through system-level simulations for random allocation, it is shown that the proposed scheme is better than using SIC and IAN alone. To further improve the overall system capacity, an optimization problem for selecting co-channel users is formulated, and the Hungarian algorithm is employed to solve it.