Constrained Power Allocation Schemes for Coordinated Base Station Transmission Using Block Diagonalization

In this paper, the authors propose several power allocation schemes in a coordinated base station downlink transmission with per antenna and per base station power constraints. Block Diagonalization is employed to remove interference among users. For each set of power constraints, two schemes based on the waterfilling distribution are proposed and compared to the optimal solution, which can only be obtained numerically by using convex optimization. They show that the proposed schemes achieve a performance, in terms of weighted sum rate, very close to the optimal, without the heavy computational complexity required by the latter.

Provided by: Springer Topic: Mobility Date Added: Nov 2011 Format: PDF

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