A Fully Decentralized and Load-Adaptive Fractional Frequency Reuse Scheme
2011 (English)In: Modeling, Analysis & Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), 2011 IEEE 19th International Symposium on, 2011, 425-428 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
A new fully decentralized dynamic fractional frequency reuse (FFR)-based scheme for cellular OFDMA networks is introduced. FFR is a technique to mitigate inter-cell interference to improve the throughput of interference-limited users on the cell edge, to the expense of the rest of the cell's users and the aggregate throughput. The proposed scheme aims to limit the FFR-incurred loss of the center users' throughput, while still providing sufficient bandwidth for the cell edge users' communication. This is done by local information sharing and distributed optimization. The resulting flexibility of frequency reuse can be especially beneficial in scenarios with non-uniform and time-varying load. The optimization task is accomplished by solving a knapsack problem in each cell, where the goal is to maximize the center throughput while maintaining acceptable degradation on the cell edge with respect to the original FFR allocation. The performance improvement resulting from the distributed and dynamic FFR scheme is demonstrated by snapshot simulations on an 81-cells network with asymmetric cell load. The proposed scheme achieves up to a 62% gain in cell-center throughput with a cost of no more than 18% at the edges when compared to the classic FFR scheme. The overall system throughput improvement ranges from 22% to 58%.
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2011. 425-428 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-75786DOI: 10.1109/MASCOTS.2011.42ISBN: 978-1-4577-0468-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-75786DiVA: diva2:508950
19th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, MASCOTS 2011; Singapore; Singapore