Uplink resource allocation for interference mitigation in two-tier femtocell networks

Sung Yeop Pyun, Woongsup Lee, Ohyun Jo, Safdar H. Bouk

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Two-tier femtocell networks, in which a large number of femto base stations (BSs) are deployed within a region overlapping with a macrocell, can provide an economical means of increasing user capacity and coverage. Given that femto BSs may be deployed with no cell planning, cross-tier interference generated from a number of macrocells and femtocells can cause severe problems. In particular, a macro mobile station (MS) that transmits uplink data may generate severe interference with adjacent femtocells, which causes performance degradation. In order to solve these problems, two novel resource allocation schemes, optimization and heuristic, are proposed, which efficiently reduce uplink interference in two-tier femtocell networks. Simulation results at the system level verify that both proposed schemes can improve the average capacity of the femtocells, but the heuristic scheme outperforms the optimization scheme in terms of computational complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9093139
JournalMobile Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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