Water-Filling Power Allocation Algorithm for Joint Utility Optimization in Femtocell Networks

Bo Gu, Mianxiong Dong, Zhi Liu, Cheng Zhang, Yoshiaki Tanaka

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Abstract

The ongoing evolution of personal mobile devices capabilities and wireless technologies result in a huge growth of traffic on mobile networks (3G/4G). One of the most promising approaches to handle this data crisis is to offload the fast growing traffic onto femtocell networks. Since both the 3G/4G macrocell and femtocells operate on the same licensed spectrum, the cross-tier interference should be well managed. In this paper, we propose a utility-based transmission power allocation policy for the uplink transmission in femtocell networks. Our main motivation is to design the transmission power allocation policy aiming at optimizing the joint utility of femtocell users (FUs) subject to a interference temperature constraint at the macrocell base station (MBS) side. We provide a novel floating-ceiling water-filling (FCWF) algorithm with little computational overhead to obtain the optimal solution for the joint utility optimization problem. Numerical results confirm that the joint utility and average SINR can be significant improved with the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509050192
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 1
Event2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2017 Dec 42017 Dec 8

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings
Volume2018-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period17/12/417/12/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Gu, B., Dong, M., Liu, Z., Zhang, C., & Tanaka, Y. (2017). Water-Filling Power Allocation Algorithm for Joint Utility Optimization in Femtocell Networks. In 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 1-6). (2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2017.8254060