Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
The standardization of the fourth generation of mobile communication systems was mainly driven by the demands for higher data-rates and improved Quality of Service. To reach these goals interference coordination has been identified as a promising research field for better exploitation of the time and frequency resources. This paradigm shift from interference avoidance to interference coordination is also reflected in the ongoing enhancement of the 4th generation of mobile communication systems such as 3GPP Long Term Evolution. In this context, numerous investigations have focused on the allocation of pre-coding matrices that are part of the link adaptation process by some form of base station (eNB) coordination.