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Sensitivity and asymptotic analysis of inter-cell interference against pricing for multi-antenna base stations

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posted on 15.12.2017, 13:24 authored by Ye Liu, Sangarapillai LambotharanSangarapillai Lambotharan, Mahsa DerakhshaniMahsa Derakhshani, Arumugam Nallanathan, Kai-Kit Wong
We thoroughly investigate the downlink beamforming problem of a two-tier network in a reversed time-division duplex (R-TDD) system, where the interference leakage from a tier-2 base station (BS) towards nearby uplink tier-1 BSs is controlled through pricing. We show that soft interference control through the pricing mechanism does not undermine the ability to regulate interference leakage while giving flexibility to sharing the spectrum. We then analyze and demonstrate how the interference leakage is related to the variations of both the interference prices and the power budget. Moreover, we derive a closed-form expression for the interference leakage in an asymptotic case where both the charging BSs and the charged BS are equipped with large numbers of antennas, which provides further insights into the lowest possible interference leakage that can be achieved by the pricing mechanism.

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This work has been supported by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council of the UK, EPSRC, under the grants EP/M015475, EP/M016145, and EP/M016005.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

Citation

LIU, Y. ...et al., 2018. Sensitivity and asymptotic analysis of inter-cell interference against pricing for multi-antenna base stations. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 66(4), pp.1758-1771.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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2017-12-11

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This is an Open Access Article. It is published by IEEE under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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1536-1276

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en