Interference Mitigation Via Rate-Splitting in Cloud Radio Access Networks

Alaa Alameer Ahmad, Hayssam Dahrouj, Anas Chaaban, Aydin Sezgin, Mohamed Slim Alouini

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Abstract

Cloud-radio access networks (C-RAN) help overcoming the scarcity of radio resources by enabling dense deployment of base-stations (BSs), and connecting them to a central-processor (CP). This paper considers the downlink of a C-RAN, and evaluates rate-splitting (RS) and common-message decoding techniques, as a means to enable large-scale interference management. To this end, the paper proposes splitting the message of each user at the CP into a private part decodable at one user, and a common part decodable at a subset of users for the sole purpose of interference mitigation. The paper then focuses on maximizing the weighted sum-rate subject to backhaul capacity and transmission power constraints, so as to determine the RS mode of each user, and the associated beamforming vectors. The paper proposes solving such a complicated non-convex optimization problem using an inner-convex approximation approach, which guarantees achieving a stationary solution to the problem. Numerical results show that the proposed method provides significant gain compared to classical interference mitigation techniques that do not rely on RS and common message decoding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 19th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781538635124
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 24 2018
Event19th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2018 - Kalamata, Greece
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 28 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC
Volume2018-June

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2018
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityKalamata
Period06/25/1806/28/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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