Small Cell Range Expansion with Interference Mitigation for Downlink Massive MIMO HetNets

Shanjin Ni, Junhui Zhao, Howard H. Yang, Tony Q.S. Quek, Yi Gong

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Abstract

We propose a downlink cell-edge-aware zero forcing (CEA-ZF) and block diagonalization (BD) cooperative precoding scheme to reduce the downlink interference caused by the small cell range expansion in a heterogeneous network (HetNet). The CEA-ZF precoding algorithm adopted in the downlink transmission of macro base station (MBS) exploits the spatial degrees of freedom from large antenna array to suppress the inter-cell interference, and the BD precoding algorithm is introduced in the small access point (SAP) to eliminate the multi-user interference. Simulation results demonstrate the benefits of the proposed downlink precoding scheme over the alternative approach, and verify the proposed scheme as a more effective interference mitigation scheme for the downlink massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) HetNet. Moreover, the optimal range expansion bias (REB) of small cell range expansion is obtained, and we also give a lower bound for the UE sum-rate of the proposed precoding scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 2018 Dec 92018 Dec 13

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period18-12-0918-12-13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Signal Processing
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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