Date Added: Mar 2012
In a multi-cell wireless network, an efficient interference mitigation technique is an inevitable part of the current state-of-the-art wireless system. As opposed to conventional interference mitigation techniques which treat the interference as noise, a multi-layer rate splitting scheme can be considered to improve the performance by decoding part of the interference. In this paper, the authors adapt the multi-layer rate splitting scheme to a Long Term Evolution Advanced framework. Simulation results for two UEs show that the proposed multi-layer rate splitting scheme substantially improves the performance of the cell-edge UE and achieves better fairness between the involved UEs.