Rights accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
With the objective of improving the spectral efficiency and coverage homogeneity of wireless cellular systems in the downlink, we investigate how to take advantage of two promising transmission technologies envisioned in current standards: network-MIMO and relay stations (RSs). It is assumed that half-duplex RSs are deployed in a cellular system, where the duration of the relay-receive and the relay-transmit phases is fixed beforehand for all cells. In order to reduce the spectral efficiency loses associated to half-duplex relaying, we propose the use of base station (BS) cooperation under a network-MIMO precoding strategy based on block-diagonalization zero-forcing, and optimize radio resources under the convex performance criteria constrained by the per-BS power, modulation and coding schemes and the transmission rate in the relay-transmit phase. By applying convex optimization techniques, the optimal precoding strategy is derived and a suboptimal low complexity solution is also proposed. The obtained solutions are evaluated at system level and compared to other cooperative and non-cooperative BS-based schemes.
CitationLagen, S., Agustin, A., Vidal, J. Network-MIMO for downlink in-band relay transmissions. "Eurasip journal on wireless communication and networking", 23 Gener 2013, vol. 2013, núm. 13.
All rights reserved. This work is protected by the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights. Without prejudice to any existing legal exemptions, reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of this work are prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. If you wish to make any use of the work not provided for in the law, please contact: email@example.com