Interference relay channel in 4G wireless networks

Yilmaz, Erhan; Gesbert, David; Knopp, Raymond
WCNC 2012, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, April 1-4, 2012, Paris, France

the next generation cellular systems, such as LTE-A (Release 10 and beyond), relay node (RN) deployment has been adopted due to its potentials in enlarging coverage and increasing system throughput, even with primitive relaying functionalities. For example, in LTE-A Release 10 only Type-I (non-transparent) RNs are considered wherein no cooperative transmission to the Donor evolved-NodeBs (DeNBs) is allowed. In this paper, we would like to add more functionalities to the RNs and see the advantages of using cooperative relaying, i.e., Type-II RNs. In particular, we study an interference relay channel (IRC) consisting of two single-antenna transmitter-receiver pairs and a shared multiple-antenna RN, which is exploited in a way that interferer's signal components at each receiver node are eliminated. Specifically, at the RN a transmit filtering is performed such that the compound received signal at each user equipment (UE) has a structure similar to the receiver structure for Alamouti's space-time coding [1]. We also show that it is not always required to have more complex receiver structure at the RN in order to achieve better spectral efficiencies.

















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