Distributed multi-cell zero-forcing beamforming in cellular downlink channels

Oren Somekh, Osvaldo Simeone, Yeheskel Bar-Ness, Alexander Haimovich

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Abstract

For a multiple-input single-output (MISO) downlink channel with M transmit antennas, it has been recently proved that zero-forcing beamforming (ZFBF) to a subset of (at most) M "semi-orthogonal" users is optimal in terms of the sum-rate, asymptotically with the number of users. However, determining the subset of users for transmission is a complex optimization problem. Adopting the ZFBF scheme in a cooper-ative multi-cell scenario renders the selection process even more difficult since more users are involved. In this paper, we consider a multi-cell cooperative ZFBF scheme combined with a simple sub-optimal users selection procedure for the Wyner downlink channel setup. According to this sub-optimal procedure, the user with the "best" local channel is selected for transmission in each cell. It is shown that under an overall power constraint, a distributed multi-cell ZFBF to this sub-optimal subset of users achieves the same sum-rate growth rate as an optimal scheme deploying joint multi-cell dirty-paper coding (DPC) techniques, asymptotically with the number of users per cell. Moreover, the overall power constraint is shown to ensure in probability, equal per-cell power constraints when the number of users per-cell increases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

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OtherIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/27/0612/1/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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