Spectrum-Aware Dynamic Frequency Reuse (SADFR) for SON-Based OFDMA HetNets

Karaman M. A., Gur G., Ergen M., Anarim E.

IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 09 April 2014, pp.2558-2563 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2558-2563
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Mobile network traffic is expected to increase dramatically with the proliferation of smart and diverse wireless devices. Moreover, pervasive and complex services such as mobile cloud, device-to-device communications and mobile multimedia consumption will require higher bandwidth and better network coverage. Hence, more spectrum and capacity with small cells and self-organization of heterogeneous networks are posed as vital solutions to address this burgeoning demand. In this paper, we propose a novel distributed self-organization algorithm for single frequency reuse scheme of OFDMA based heterogeneous networks for improving network capacity with self-configuration and self-optimization. Our approach, namely Spectrum-Aware Dynamic Frequency Reuse (SADFR), enables deployment of single frequency network by mitigating interference while increasing capacity in OFDMA HetNets. Moreover, we provide a comparative performance evaluation of our algorithm and elaborate on interference management issues in these systems.