Resource Allocation on the MISO Interference Channel
2010 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
The need for wireless communications has increased during the last decades. To increase the data rates of the communication links there is a need of allocating larger frequency bands. These bands are strictly regulated and the majority of the frequencies are allocated to licensed systems. The splitting of the bandwidth is orthogonal, which mean that the different systems are not interfering each other. But, orthogonal splitting is inefficient since it does not exploit all degrees of freedom in the wireless channels.
There are also unlicensed bands where different systems co-exist and operate simultaneously in a non-orthogonal manner and interfere each other. This interference degrades the performance of each system. This motivates the use of so-called spectrum sharing techniques for interference management.
The spectrum sharing can be modeled via the so-called interference channel (IFC). This consists of at least two transmitter (TX)-receiver (RX) pairs. These pairs can share resources such as frequency, time, power, code, or space. Here, the focus is on the sharing of spatial resources. By employing multiple antennas at the TXs, spatial diversity is obtained and it is possible to steer the power in any spatial direction. Assuming a single antenna at each RX we get the so-called multiple-input single-output (MISO) IFC.
There is a conflict inherent in the IFC since the TX-RX pairs optimize conflicting objectives, e.g., the data rates. To analyze this conflict we use game-theoretic concepts. In general, the situation where the TXs transmit in the directions which are optimal for their objective is inefficient. That is, it is possible increase all rates of some (or all) TX-RX pairs without decreasing the rate of any of the pairs. To do so, the TXs change their strategies such that interference is decreased.
We define several rate regions, which depend on the channel model and channelstate information at the transmitters. Also, some of the most important game-theoretic operating points are described.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2010. , 27 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1438
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-55102Local ID: LIU-TEK-LIC-2010:9ISBN: 978-91-7393-377-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-55102DiVA: diva2:315696
2010-05-28, Glashuset, B-huset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:15 (English)
Bengtsson, Mats, Docent
Larsson, Erik G., Professor
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