Interference Reduction in Virtual Cell Optimization

Michal Yemini, Elza Erkip, Andrea J. Goldsmith

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Virtual cell optimization clusters cells into neighborhoods and performs optimized resource allocation over each neighborhood. In prior works we proposed resource allocation schemes to mitigate the interference caused by transmissions in the same virtual cell. This work aims at mitigating both the interference caused by the transmissions of users in the same virtual cell and the interference between transmissions in different virtual cells. We propose a resource allocation technique that reduces the number of users that cannot achieve their constant guaranteed bit rate, i.e., the "unsatisfied users", in an uplink virtual cell system with cooperative decoding. The proposed scheme requires only the knowledge of the number of users each base station serves and relies on creating the interference graph between base stations at the edges of virtual cells. Allocation of frequency bands to users is based on the number of users each base station would serve in a non cooperative setup. We evaluate the performance of our scheme for a mmWave system. Our numerical results show that our scheme decreases the number of users in the system whose rate falls below the guaranteed rate, set to 128kbps, 256kbps or 512kbps, when compared with our previously proposed optimization methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication55th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2021
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665458283
StatePublished - 2021
Event55th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2021 - Virtual, Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: Oct 31 2021Nov 3 2021

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393


Conference55th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Pacific Grove

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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