Performance evaluation of cellular mobile systems with successive co-channel interference cancellation

Mazen O. Hasna*, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents an analytical framework for the performance evaluation of cellular mobile radio systems equipped with smart antenna systems. In particular, the paper focuses on low-complexity systems which are able to successively suppress the strongest active interferers. The desired user fading statistics is assumed to be flat Rayleigh, Rician, or Nakagami, whereas the interfering signals are assumed to be independent and subject to slow flat Rayleigh fading. The paper starts by presenting generic closed-from expressions for the carrier-to-interference ratio probability density function after interference cancellation. Based on that, exact closed-form expressions for the outage probability and average error rate formulas are derived. Finally, the impact of some practical considerations on the performance of successive interference cancellation are investigated. More specifically, the effect of traffic loading, the overall spectral efficiency gain, and the impact of time delay are studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1506-1513
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number52 ND
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTS Fall VTC2000) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Sep 24 2000Sep 28 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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