Capacity Analysis for Full Duplex Self-Backhauled Small Cells

Shenghe Xu, Pei Liu, Sanjay Goyal, Shivendra S. Panwar

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Full duplex (FD) communication enables simultaneous transmission and reception on the same frequency band. Although it has the potential of doubling the throughput on isolated links, in reality higher interference and asymmetric traffic demands in the uplink and downlink could significantly reduce the gains of FD operations. In this paper, we consider the application of FD operation in self-backhauled small cells, where multiple FD capable small cell base stations (SBS) are wirelessly backhauled by a FD capable macro-cell BS (MBS). To increase the capacity of the backhaul link, the MBS is equipped with multiple antennas to enable space division multiple access (SDMA). A scheduling method using the back-pressure algorithm and geometric programming is proposed for link selection and interference mitigation. Simulation results show that with FD SDMA backhaul links, the proposed scheduler almost doubles throughput even under asymmetric traffic demand and varied network conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538649206
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Event2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Dec 9 2018Dec 13 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018 - Proceedings


Conference2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi


  • full duplex
  • scheduling
  • space division multiple access
  • wireless backhaul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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