Performance analysis of low-complexity dual-cell random beamforming transmission with user scheduling

Date

2011-12-01

Authors

Zhu, Jun
Yang, Hong-Chuan

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Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Abstract

In this paper, we study three low-complexity random beamforming transmission schemes for dual-cell multiuser multi-input-single-output systems. Among them, selfish random beamforming and interference-aware random beamforming need no information exchange between cells, while random beamforming with limited coordination (LC-RB) selects the beamforming vector and users with the help of a small amount of overhead signaling. We develop the exact analytical expressions of the ergodic sum-rate for the resulting systems, based on which, we compare the performance of the proposed schemes in dual-cell environment. We show through selected numerical examples that LC-RB achieves tremendous performance gain over the other schemes, especially when users are populated along the cell boundary, while only requiring beam index sharing between base stations. Furthermore, we propose an adaptive implementation strategy for the more general scenario, where users are arbitrarily distributed within the cell.

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SpringerOpen

Keywords

network-MIMO, coordinated beamforming, codebook

Citation

Zhu and Yang: Performance analysis of low-complexity dual-cell random beamforming transmission with user scheduling. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011. 2011:191.