Interference Management Scheme for Co-Channel Femtocells

Sinan A. Khwandah, John P. Cosmas, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Pavlos I. Lazaridis, Ian A. Glover, Shadi M. Saleh

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In this paper an adaptive power control for co-channel femtocells in presented. In order to avoid co-channel interference, the femtocells have to sense the presence of macro users in the surrounding environment. Interference is avoided through applying adaptive power control on the femtocell downlink. Also, the femtocells are equipped with a reporting mechanism and they are connected to a coordinator so that this provides direct connections between femtocells. In this scenario, the femtocell has the ability to report any interfering neighboring femtocell with the aid of a coordinator. Moreover, victim femto user at the cell edge can report the interfering femtocell to its serving femtocell or to the macrocell. Results show that the BLER requirements are fulfilled and interference could be reduced through applying the adaptive power control and the proposed reporting scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Productivity through Automation and Computing
EditorsXiandong Ma
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781862203426, 9781862203419
ISBN (Print)9781538648919
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing: Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing - Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
Conference number: 24 (Website Containing the Proceedings) (Link to Conference Information)


Conference24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Internet address


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