Effectiveness of successive interference cancellation and association policies for heterogeneous wireless networks

Matthias Wildemeersch, Matthias Wildemeersch, Tony Q.S. Quek, Marios Kountouris, Cornelis H. Slump

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    The densification of the network infrastructure is a possible solution to meet the explosive growth of mobile data demand. In the resulting interference-limited networks, interference management techniques are of interest to increase the spectral efficiency. Successive interference cancellation (SIC) provides modest gains when users are connected to the access point (AP) which provides the maximum average received signal power. In this paper, we focus on alternative association policies where SIC gives rise to a substantial performance gain. Specifically, we present a probabilistic framework to evaluate the performance of heterogeneous networks with SIC capabilities considering the minimum load association policy and range expansion. Numerical results show the effectiveness of SIC for these association policies.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2014
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Signal Processing Society
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-2893-4
    Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2014
    EventIEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014 - Fortezza dal Basso, Florence, Italy
    Duration: 4 May 20149 May 2014

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    PublisherIEEE Signal Processing Society


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
    Abbreviated titleICASSP
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    • EWI-24916
    • Successive interference cancellation
    • cellular network
    • METIS-305949
    • Stochastic geometry
    • IR-92127
    • association policy

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