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Regionalized Interference Alignment in Two-Tiered Cognitive Heterogeneous Networks

Jingwen Yang, Li Li, and Xiaoping Zhou
College of Information, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200235, China

Abstract—Interference alignment in cognitive networks is an efficient way to achieve the cognitive system throughput gain without degrading the throughout of the primary system. In this paper a novel interference management strategy is presented to use interference alignment in cognitive heterogeneous networks flexibly. Characteristics of interference distribution in two-tiered networks are considered to divide the cell deployed by this structure into two regions. Cognitive radio system determines which region the primary users locate in based on channel state information, and suppresses interference by designing their precoders to achieve interference alignment, hence is termed regionalized interference alignment. Thereby, it can manage interference in different situations effectively. Numerical results are given for the uplink average rates of primary user and second users, which shows that regionalized interference alignment ensures the performance of the cognitive heterogeneous networks.

Index Terms—Heterogeneous networks, cognitive radio, interference alignment, regionalization

Cite: Jingwen Yang, Li Li, and Xiaoping Zhou, "Regionalized Interference Alignment in Two-Tiered Cognitive Heterogeneous Networks," Journal of Communications, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 829-835, 2014. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.9.11.829-835