Performance Evaluation of User Scheduling for Full-Duplex Small Cells in Ultra-Dense Networks

Konferenz: European Wireless 2016 - 22th European Wireless Conference
18.05.2016 - 20.05.2016 in Oulu, Finnland

Tagungsband: European Wireless 2016

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Atzeni, Italo (Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., France)
Kountouris, Marios (Huawei Technologies, France)
Alexandropoulos, George C. (France Research Center, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., France)

Full-duplex (FD) communication is an emerging technology that can potentially double the throughput of cellular networks. Preliminary studies in single-cell or small FD network deployments have revealed promising rate gains using self-interference cancellation (SIC) techniques and receive processing. Nevertheless, the system-level performance gains of FD small cells in ultra-dense networks (UDNs) have not been fully investigated yet. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of resource allocation in ultra-dense FD small-cell networks using spatial stochastic models for the network layout and 3GPP channel models. More specifically, we consider various UDN scenarios and assess the performance of different low-complexity user-scheduling schemes and power allocation between uplink and downlink. We also provide useful insights into the effect of the SIC capability on the network throughput.