Radio Resource Management for Cellular Networks Enhanced by Inter-User Communication

Chia-Hao Yu

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Abstract

The importance of radio resource management will be more and more emphasized in future wireless communication systems. For fair penetration of wireless services and for improved local services, inter-user communication has been receiving wide attention as it opens up various possibilities for user cooperation. The capability of inter-user communication imposes higher demands on radio resource management as additional considerations are needed. The demands for intelligent management of radio resources is also emphasized by the sparsity of radio resources. As the available spectral resources are assessed as under-utilized, much effort is devoted to developing advanced resource management methods for improving the spectral usage efficiency. The research of this thesis has contributed to the radio resource management for cellular networks enhanced by inter-user communication. Recognizing that inter-user communication can be used for message relaying or for direct communication purposes, two use cases are considered that leverage the synergy of users: cooperative relay selection and Device-to-Device (D2D) communication. We identify the importance of stochastic geometry consideration on cellular users for evaluating system performance in cooperative networking. We develop an algorithm for efficiently selecting cooperative users to maximize an End-to-End (e2e) performance metric. We analyze the optimal resource sharing problem between D2D communication and infrastructure-supported communication. We study the impact of imperfect Channel State Information (CSI) on the performance of systems with inter-user communication. Simulation results show that the performance of users with unfavorable propagation conditions can be improved with cooperative communication in a multi-cell cellular environment, at the expense of radio resources. Further, our results show that the selection of multiple cooperative users is beneficial in cases where the candidate cooperative users are spatially distributed. For resource sharing between the D2D and infrastructure-supported communication, our results show that the proposed resource sharing scheme enables higher intra-cell resource reuse without blocking the infrastructure-supported communication .
Translated title of the contributionRadio Resource Management for Cellular Networks Enhanced by Inter-User Communication
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor's degree
Awarding Institution
  • Aalto University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Tirkkonen, Olav, Supervising Professor
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-952-60-4475-0
Electronic ISBNs978-952-60-4476-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeG5 Doctoral dissertation (article)

Keywords

  • cellular systems
  • cooperative relaying
  • device-to-device communication

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