In this letter, we consider a new interference alignment (IA) strategy for single-input single-output interference broadcast channels with constant channel coefficients. First, we show that 1.5 degrees of freedom (DOF) is achievable for 3-cell case by utilizing asymmetric complex signaling (AC) and multiuser diversity without symbol extension. It is also investigated that the achievable DOF varies with the user scaling condition and ω(√SNR}) is required for guaranteeing the DOF of 1.5. To improve the sum-rate performance, user scheduling algorithms combined with the beamforming techniques are suggested which outperform the conventional IA schemes. After introducing an exhaustive scheduling algorithm which shows optimal sum-rate, a simplified scheduling method is also proposed which reduces both scheduling metric computations and the search size.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (No. 2010-0017909). The material in this paper was presented in part at IEEE Globecom, Dec. 2010.
- Interference alignment
- asymmetric complex signaling
- multiuser diversity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics