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Author Ghimire, J. ♦ Rosenberg, C.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics
Subject Keyword Relays ♦ Wireless communication ♦ Resource management ♦ Base stations ♦ Charge coupled devices ♦ Interference ♦ Throughput ♦ interference management ♦ Heterogeneous cellular networks ♦ resource allocation ♦ transmission coordination ♦ coordinated scheduling ♦ user association
Abstract In this paper, we formulate a flow-based framework for the joint optimization of resource allocation, transmission coordination, and user association in a heterogeneous network comprising of a macro base station and a set of pico base stations and/or relay nodes. By incorporating these three important network processes together and by unifying the analysis of pico base stations and relay nodes, our framework can act as an important engineering tool for understanding the performance of different configurations. We use the resulting formulations to characterize the performance of different combinations of resource allocation schemes and transmission coordination mechanisms. We obtained important engineering insights regarding the interplay of these network processes. In particular, under the deployment of pico base stations, we find that partially shared deployment outperforms the co-channel deployment, with or without transmission coordination. In contrast, the results also show that the deployment of relay nodes does not offer meaningful throughput gains for any choice of resource allocation scheme or transmission coordination mechanism.
Description Author affiliation :: Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
ISSN 15361276
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-01-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 3
Size (in Bytes) 415.74 kB
Page Count 12
Starting Page 1340
Ending Page 1351


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library