Date Added: Jul 2010
Coordinated Multi-Point transmission/reception (CoMP) has been considered in 3GPP LTE-Advanced to improve system performance, especially cell edge throughput. The conventional uplink Power Control (PC) scheme cannot work well since a UE can be served by multiple cells. This paper analyzes uplink PC issues in detail, and proposes an effective scheme aiming to obtain the reception diversity gain from CoMP. System-level simulation results have shown that CoMP systems with both the conventional scheme and the proposed scheme can achieve a better cell edge performance, compared with non-CoMP systems.