Intercell Interference Coordination Using Threshold-Based Region Decisions

TitleIntercell Interference Coordination Using Threshold-Based Region Decisions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsYou, C., G. Yoon, C. Seo, S. Portugal, G. Park, T. Jung, H. Liu, and I. Hwang
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Pagination789 - 806
Date Published05/2011

IMT-Advanced mobile communication systems make it possible for any devices to access high-speed networks anytime and anywhere. To meet the needs of IMT-Advanced systems, cellular systems must solve the problem of intercell interference caused by frequency reuse. Intercell interference problems become severe when orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission, which is a key technology for 4G communication systems, is used in a cellular system. In this paper, a zone-based intercell interference coordination (ICIC) scheme with high flexibility and low cost is proposed, and its performance is evaluated through multicell system-level simulations carried out according to the simplified 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) Long Term Evolution (LTE) system parameters. In the proposed algorithm, each cell is divided into several regions based on threshold values. Each region reuses frequencies in different ways, and the regions have different maximum transmit (TX) powers according to the interference environment. Even though the proposed scheme can be implemented with low complexity by using only the existing user equipment (UE) measurement, simulation results have confirmed that it provides significant improvements in geometry distribution.

Short TitleWireless Pers Commun