CoMP in Heterogeneous Networks: Linear Transceiver Design Using the Minimum Weighted Arithmetic-MSE Criterion

Conference: OFDM 2012 - 17th International OFDM Workshop 2012 (InOWo'12)
08/29/2012 - 08/30/2012 at Essen, Germany

Proceedings: OFDM 2012

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

Personal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title

Akbudak, Tarik; Czylwik, Andreas (Chair of Communication Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany)

Coordinated multipoint transmission (CoMP) is considered for a heterogeneous network (HetNet) where different kinds of base stations (BS) are located. We focus on linear transceiver design with the goal of maximizing the weighted sum-rate in the downlink of a multipleinput multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiple access (MIMO-OFDMA) system, where each subchannel is allocated to a single user (termed as single-user MIMOOFDMA). We address this in the context of minimizing the weighted arithmetic mean of the mean-square-errors (MSEs), i.e., weighted arithmetic-MSE minimization. The problem is shown to be non-convex for a given rank constraint on the number of streams at a subchannel. Therefore, the solutions to the rank-constrained problem are suboptimal in general. We show that iterative approaches provide more efficient suboptimal solutions compared to the rank-relaxed approach, especially in a heterogeneous network where highly imbalanced base stations are located. Index Terms — Weighted sum-rate maximization, linear transceiver design, second-order cone programming, semidefinite programming.