Power Control and Scheduling for Joint Detection Cooperative Cellular Systems
Cooperative joint detection in the uplink of cellular systems is a promising means to combat inter-cell interference. In fact, interference from other users in the same cooperation cluster is turned into useful signal energy in such systems. While cooperation is generally beneficial, the system behavior largely depends on the power control and scheduling strategies employed, as demonstrated in this paper. The authors investigate different combinations of these two mechanisms and provide insights into the system behavior considering spectral efficiency, fairness and energy efficiency.