Wireless powered communication networks in interference channel

Hanjin Kim, Hoon Lee, Inkyu Lee

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In this paper, we study a wireless powered communication network (WPCN) in a two-user interference channel, where two hybrid access-points (H-APs) support a user in each cell. In this two cell scenario, the H-APs first transmit the energy signal to charge both users in the downlink (DL) phase. Then, in the subsequent uplink (UL) phase, each user sends its information signal to the corresponding H-AP utilizing the harvested energy. Due to asynchronous time allocation of the DL and the UL between two cells, cross-link interference affects the overall performance. In this system, we aim to maximize the sum-rate by jointly optimizing the time durations for the DL and the UL phases of each cell, and the UL transmit power of all users. As the sum-rate maximization problem becomes non-convex, it is difficult to obtain an optimal solution. To solve this problem, we propose a new algorithm where the time allocation and the transmit power are alternatively updated based on the weighted sum-minimum mean square error criteria and the projected gradient method. In simulation results, we verify that the proposed algorithm for the asynchronous protocol outperforms conventional schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017
EditorsMerouane Debbah, David Gesbert, Abdelhamid Mellouk
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389990
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 28
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: 2017 May 212017 May 25

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korea Government (MSIP) under Grant 2014R1A2A1A1004976.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 IEEE.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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