Performance Enhanced Transmission in Device-to-Device Communications: Beamforming or Interference Cancellation?

Date Added: Nov 2012
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This paper considers Device-To-Device (D2D) communications under-laying cellular networks with a multi-antenna Base Station (BS). The BS serves its own cellular users while letting another remote terminal directly transmit signals to its nearby receiver via a D2D link. Two transmit strategies including BeamForming (BF) and Interference Cancellation (IC) are considered at the BS for performance evaluation in terms of achievable channel capacity. The capacity performance of two different cases with perfect and quantized channel knowledge at the transmitter is derived with closed-form expressions. Based on these results, an adaptive transmission scheme to switch between BF and IC is proposed.