Resource allocation strategies for full frequency reuse in tri-sectorized multi-cell orthogonal frequency division multiple access systems

Authors

  • Israel Guío,

    1. Aragón Institute for Engineering Research, I3A, University of Zaragoza, C\ María de Luna, Zaragoza, Spain
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  • Ángela Hernández,

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    1. Aragón Institute for Engineering Research, I3A, University of Zaragoza, C\ María de Luna, Zaragoza, Spain
    • Correspondence: Ángela Hernández, Aragón Institute for Engineering Research, I3A, University of Zaragoza, C\ María de Luna, 3, 50018, Zaragoza, Spain.

      E-mail: anhersol@unizar.es

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  • Juan Chóliz,

    1. Aragón Institute for Engineering Research, I3A, University of Zaragoza, C\ María de Luna, Zaragoza, Spain
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  • Antonio Valdovinos

    1. Aragón Institute for Engineering Research, I3A, University of Zaragoza, C\ María de Luna, Zaragoza, Spain
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ABSTRACT

In this paper, we propose several frequency reuse coordination schemes for interference management in orthogonal frequency division multiple access. The aim of these schemes, working together with time and frequency domain packet scheduling, is to achieve reuse of 1 at sector level in a tri-sectorized base station scenario. Inter-sector interference is strong at the frontier between sectors, and a tight coordination scheme needs be applied. To support this coordination scheme, the users' location information is then essential to determine if a user is prone to suffer strong inter-sector interference. The performance of these resource allocation algorithms is compared with schemes based on fractional frequency reuse, where reuse of 1 at cell level is assumed. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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