IEICE Transactions on Communications
Online ISSN : 1745-1345
Print ISSN : 0916-8516
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Zero Forcing Beamforming Based Coordinated Scheduling Algorithm for Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission System
Ping WANGLei DINGHuifang PANGFuqiang LIUNguyen Ngoc VAN
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2015 Volume E98.B Issue 2 Pages 352-359


In a multi-cell MIMO system, the rate of edge users is limited by the inter-cell co-channel interference. The CoMP scheme which includes Joint Process (JP) and Coordinated Scheduling/Beamforming (CS/CB) was developed to reduce the inter-cell interference and enhance the edge rate. Because CS/CB can alleviate the overhead of network, it gains attention recently. In this paper, a modified zero forcing beamforming (ZFBF) is applied to downlink transmission in a two-cell MIMO system. In order to enhance system sum rate, a novel coordinated user scheduling algorithm is proposed. Firstly, we select users with high correlation among cross-channels as candidates, and then group users from candidates with high orthogonality among direct-channels, and match user groups in different cells as the final scheduling group pair. Simulations show that the proposed algorithm can achieve a higher system sum rate with low complexity than traditional scheduling algorithms.

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