Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
With the exponential increase in high rate traffic given by a new generation of wireless devices, data is expected to overwhelm cellular network capacity in the near future. Femtocell networks have been recently proposed as an efficient and cost-effective approach to provide unprecedented levels of network capacity and coverage. However, the dense and random deployment of femtocells and their uncoordinated operation raise important questions concerning interference pollution and spectrum allocation. Motivated by the flexible subchannel allocation capabilities of cognitive radio, the authors propose a Cognitive Hybrid Division Duplex (CHDD) that is suitable for heterogeneous networks in future mobile communication systems.