• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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A game theory approach for efficient power control and interference management in two-tier femtocell networks based on local gain

Vol. 9, No.7, July 31, 2015
10.3837/tiis.2015.07.011, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

In the recent years, femtocell technology has received a considerable attention due to the ability to provide an efficient indoor wireless coverage as well as enhanced capacity. However, under the spectrum sharing between femtocell user equipment (FUEs) and the owner of spectrum macrocell user equipment (MUEs), both may experience higher uplink interference to each other. This paper proposes a novel distributed power control algorithm for the interference management in two-tier femtocell networks. Due to the assignment of licensed radio frequency to the outdoor macrocell users, the access priority of MUEs should be higher than FUEs. In addition, the quality of service (QoS) of MUEs that is expressed in the target signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) must always be achieved. On the other hand, we consider an efficient QoS provisioning cost function for the low-tier FUEs. The proposed algorithm requires only local information and converges even in cases where the frontiers of available power serve the target SINRs impossible. The advantage of the algorithm is the ability to implement in a distributed manner. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm based on our cost function provides effective resource allocation and substantial power saving as compared to the traditional algorithms.


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[IEEE Style]
Y. A. Al-Gumaei, K. A. Noordin, A. W. Reza and K. Dimyati, "A game theory approach for efficient power control and interference management in two-tier femtocell networks based on local gain," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 2530-2547, 2015. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2015.07.011

[ACM Style]
Al-Gumaei, Y. A., Noordin, K. A., Reza, A. W., and Dimyati, K. 2015. A game theory approach for efficient power control and interference management in two-tier femtocell networks based on local gain. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 9, 7, (2015), 2530-2547. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2015.07.011