Bilayer Beams and Relay Sharing based OFDMA Cellular Architecture
International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security
Over the past decade, researchers have been putting a lot of energy on co-channel interference suppression in the forthcoming fourth generation (4G) wireless networks. Existing approaches to interference suppression are mainly based on signal processing, cooperative communication or coordination techniques. Though good performance has been attained already, a more complex receiver is needed, and there is still room for improvement through other ways. Considering spatial frequency reuse, which
... ovides an easier way to cope with the co-channel interference, this paper proposed a bilayer beams and relay sharing based (BBRS) OFDMA cellular architecture and corresponding frequency planning scheme. The main features of the novel architecture are as follows. Firstly, the base station (BS) uses two beams, one composed of six wide beams providing coverage to mobile stations (MSs) that access to the BS, and the other composed of six narrow beams communicating with fixed relay stations (FRSs). Secondly, in the corresponding frequency planning scheme, soft frequency reuse is considered on all FRSs further. System-level simulation results demonstrate that better coverage performance is obtained and the mean data rate of MSs near the cell edge is improved significantly. The BBRS cellular architecture provides a practical method to interference suppression in 4G networks since a better tradeoff between performance and complexity is achieved.