New beamforming techniques based on virtual SINR maximization for coordinated multi-cell transmission

Seok Hwan Park, Haewook Park, Hanbae Kong, Inkyu Lee

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In this paper, we propose new beamforming techniques based on virtual signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (VSINR) for weighted sum-rate (WSR) maximization in coordinated multi-cell transmission. In earlier works based on the VSINR maximization, the parameters which control the interference power and the noise variance were set to fixed values regardless of channel realizations and the signal-to-noise ratio level. In order to obtain an improved WSR performance, we propose a method which adaptively adjusts the parameters after establishing a connection between the WSR and VSINR. Our proposed method can be applied to the cases of various coordination levels among base stations. To address practical implementation issues, a decentralized implementation of the beamforming techniques is also proposed based on local channel state information. Numerical results confirm that the proposed centralized schemes provide near-optimal WSR performance and the proposed decentralized methods show a negligible performance loss compared to the centralized algorithms with reduced system complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6130547
Pages (from-to)1034-1044
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar


  • Beamforming
  • inter-cell interference
  • multi-cell systems
  • network MIMO
  • weighted sum-rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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