Interference management in LTE-based HetNets: a practical approach
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Interference is a major obstacle in radio communications, especially when opportunistic frequency reuse is an inherent requirement for maximising spectral ef¿ciency in heterogeneous networks. A typical example is encountered in cellular communications where macrocell-edge users receive interference from small cell transmissions that use the same radio frequency band. Innovating interference management algorithms are employed towards this end, which because of their interdependencies with numerous parameters of the target operating scenario and various low-level implementation aspects, need to be prototyped in real-time signal processing platforms in order to be credibly veri¿ed. In this paper, we present the development and experimental validation of a macrocell/femtocell coexistence scenario in close to real-life conditions. The inclusion of an agile interference management scheme increased the signal processing complexity at the physical layer. This overhead was appropriately addressed by engaging advanced parallel processing techniques, optimisations of the arithmetic operations and intelligent reuse of logic and memory resources in the ¿eld programmable gate array (FPGA)-based baseband processing architecture
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [Font-Bach, O., Bartzoudis N., Pascual-Iserte, A., Payaró M., Blanco L., López Bueno D., and Molina M. (2015) Interference management in LTE-based HetNets: a practical approach, Trans. Emerging Tel. Tech., 26, 195–215, doi: 10.1002/ett.2833.], which has been published in final form at [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ett.2833/epdf]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
CitationFont, O., Bartzoudis, N., Pascual Iserte, A., Payaró, M., Blanco, L., López, D., Molina, M. Interference management in LTE-based HetNets: a practical approach. "Transactions on emerging telecommunications technologies", 2015, vol. 26, núm. 2, p. 195-215.