Dynamic Spectrum Allocation for the Downlink of OFDMA-Based Hybrid-Access Cognitive Femtocell Networks

The cognitive femtocell has emerged as an exciting technology to solve the indoor coverage problem in future cellular networks. Recently, several technical issues for the cognitive femtocell have been studied, e.g., spectrum sharing and interference mitigation. However, the incentive method that is very important for practical hybrid access cognitive femtocell deployment has not been well investigated. In this paper, the authors propose a new dynamic spectrum allocation method for the hybrid access cognitive femtocell. In the proposed method, the macro base station (BS) allocates a portion of subchannels to the femto access point (FAP) to spur the FAP to serve the macro users (MUs). Then, the FAP allocates the subchannels and power to maximize the femtocell network utility, whereas the throughput of the served MUs is guaranteed. Moreover, the authors formulate the corresponding resource allocation problem as a sum-utility maximization problem and propose an optimization method to solve it via the dual decomposition method. Simulation results show that both the wireless service provider and the femtocell could benefit from the proposed method.


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  • Accession Number: 01597960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2016 10:48AM