Low-Complexity Co-Tier Interference Reduction Scheme in Open-Access Overlaid Cellular Networks Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper addresses the effect of co-tier interference on the performance of multiuser overlaid cellular networks that share the same available resources. It assumed that each macrocell contains a number of self-configurable and randomly located femtocells that employ the open-access control strategy to reduce the effect of cross-tier interference. It is also assumed that the desired user equipment (UE) can access only one of the available channels, maintains simple decoding circuitry with single receive antenna, and has limited knowledge of the instantaneous channel state information (CSI) due to resource limitation. To mitigate the effect of co-tier interference in the absence of the CSI of the desired UE, a low-complexity switched-based scheme for single channel selection based on the predicted interference levels associated with available channels is proposed for the case of over-loaded channels. Through the analysis, new general formulation for the statistics of the resulting instantaneous interference power and some performance measures are presented. The effect of the switching threshold on the efficiency and performance of the proposed scheme is studied. Numerical and simulation results to clarify the usefulness of the proposed scheme in reducing the impact of co-tier interference are also provided.

name of conference

  • 2011 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011)

published proceedings

  • 2011 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference - GLOBECOM 2011

author list (cited authors)

  • Radaydeh, R. M., & Alouini, M.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Radaydeh, RM||Alouini, M-S

publication date

  • December 2011