Cognitive Aware Interference Mitigation Scheme for OFDMA Femtocells

Ismail Alqerm, Basem Shihada

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    Femto-cells deployment in today’s cellular networks came into practice to fulfill the increasing demand for data services. It also extends the coverage in the indoor areas. However, interference to other femto and macro-cells users remains an unresolved challenge. In this paper, we propose an interference mitigation scheme to control the cross-tier interference caused by femto-cells to the macro users and the co-tier interference among femtocells. Cognitive radio spectrum sensing capability is utilized to determine the non-occupied channels or the ones that cause minimal interference to the macro users. An awareness based channel allocation scheme is developed with the assistance of the graph-coloring algorithm to assign channels to the femto-cells base stations with power optimization, minimal interference, maximum throughput, and maximum spectrum efficiency. In addition, the scheme exploits negotiation capability to match traffic load and QoS with the channel, and to maintain efficient utilization of the available channels.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (Crowncom)
    StatePublished - Apr 9 2015


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