Title: Improving spectral efficiency in cooperative cellular networks via convex optimisation

Authors: Deepak C. Karia; B.K. Lande; R.D. Daruwala

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, S.P.I.T., University of Mumbai, Mumbai 400058, India ' Department of Electronics, S.A.K.E.C., University of Mumbai, Mumbai 400088, India ' Department of Electronics, V.J.I.T., University of Mumbai, Mumbai 400019, India

Abstract: A single base station communicating with multiple users over orthogonal channels being assisted by multiple relays is considered in this paper. Recent works have suggested that a single relaying environment is the best relaying choice in such a scenario. However, in a multiuser setting, optimal relay assignment is a combinatorial problem. Previous work, largely deals with mesh networks, addressing the problem of selection of relay, assigned to the various users using the concept of beaconing, followed by power allocation through convex optimisation. However, this increases system overhead, thereby reducing the user throughput. In this paper, we propose a unified system model, using realistic channels that not only demonstrates the efficacy of the idea proposed, but also resolves the problem of low spectral efficiency. The proposed idea uses a beacon signal only for deciding whether to use a relay or not, thereby leaving the decision of power allocation and relay assignment to the users in need, via convex optimisation.

Keywords: beaconing; power allocation; relay assignment; spectral efficiency; convex optimisation; cooperative cellular networks; beacon signals.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEI.2013.056042

International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics, 2013 Vol.2 No.1, pp.21 - 29

Available online: 29 Aug 2013 *

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