Date Added: Nov 2012
Cell-edge users inevitably suffer from strong interference from adjacent cells, and consequently their throughput will decrease. Recent investigations show that the Han-Kobayashi (HK) rate splitting scheme is the best known strategy to mitigate the interference for a two-user interference channel. However, its receiver is too complicated to implement in practical systems. This paper takes the Multi-Layer Rate Splitting (MLRS) scheme as an alternative and proposes a new mutual-information based power allocation algorithm for the MLRS scheme. Simulation results for the scenarios of two cell-edge users show that the proposed power allocation algorithm brings two advantages.