Impact of Inter Cell Interference on the Performance of Homogenous Cellular Systems

Authors

  • Shanga M. Mohammed University of Sulaimani, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Author
  • Araz S. Ameen University of Sulaimani, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17656/sjes.10159

Keywords:

Cellular system performance, Inter-Cell Interference (ICI), ITU-R channel model, Carrier frequency, Cell range, SNR, SINR, Ergodic capacity

Abstract

Deployment of cellular system with frequency reuse of one is critical to support increased data traffic and high data rate applications in 4G and beyond radio interface technologies. Such deployment leads to substantial increase in Inter-Cell Interference (ICI). Therefore, this paper investigates and evaluates the capacity performance of mobile cellular system with a frequency reuse of one and three-sector per Base Station (BS). The communication channel between the BSs and user equipment links is modeled using ITU-R channel model. The study considers different carrier frequencies and different cell ranges. The system performance is assessed in terms of Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) and ergodic capacity. The SNR and ergodic capacity improve significantly as the cell range and carrier frequency decreases for ICI free scenario. However, for ICI scenario, there are slight variation in the performance when changing the cell range and the carrier frequency. The study recommends a cell size of 800 m.

References

D. Xu, W. Yin, Q. Zhang and P. Zhao, "Interference mitigation and receiving performance improvement strategies for local cooperation in the 5G system," IET Communications, pp. 1696-1703, 2020.

C. Kosta, B. Hunt, A. U. Quddus and R. Tafazolli, "On Interference Avoidance through Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (ICIC) based on OFDMA mobile systems," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 973-995, 2012.

X. Wang, H. Zhang, Y. Tian, C. Zhu and V. C. M. Leung, "Optimal Distributed Interference Mitigation for Small Cell Networks With Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access: A Locally Cooperative Game," IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 63107-63119, 2018.

W. Mennerich, M. Grieger, W. Zirwas and G. Fettweis, "Interference Mitigation Framework for Cellular Mobile Radio Networks," International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2013, pp. 1-15, 2013.

A. S. Ameen, D. Berraki, A. Doufexi and A. R. Nix, "LTE-Advanced network inter-cell interference analysis and mitigation using 3D analogue beamforming," IET Communications, vol. 12, no. 13, pp. 1563-1572, 2018.

A. S. Ameen, A. Doufexi and A. R. Nix, "Proposed ITU-R Compatible Inter-Site and Inter-Sector Interference Models for LTE-Advanced Networks," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 12, pp. 14304-14315, 2020.

A. S. Hamza, S. S. Khalifa, H. S. Hamza and K. Elsayed, "A Survey on Inter-Cell Interference Coordination Techniques in OFDMA-Based Cellular Networks," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 1642-1670, 2013.

N. Forouzan and S. A. Ghorashi, "Inter-cell interference coordination in downlink orthogonal frequency division multiple access systems using Hungarian method," IET Communications, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 23-31, 2013.

J. Huang, J. Li, Z. Chen and H. Pan, "HICIC: Hybrid Inter-Cell Interference Coordination for Two-Tier Heterogeneous Networks With Non-Uniform Topologies," IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 34707-34723, 2018.

M. Olyaee, M. Eslami, J. Haghighat and W. Hamouda, "Performance Analysis of Cellular Downlink With Fluctuating Two-Ray Channels Under Inter-Cell Interference," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 11, pp. 13437-13449, 2020.

H. S. Dhillon, R. K. Ganti, F. Baccelli and J. G. Andrews, "Modeling and Analysis of K-Tier Downlink Heterogeneous Cellular Networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 550-560, 2012.

H. Tabassum, F. Yilmaz, Z. Dawy and M. S. Alouini, "On the Modeling of Uplink Inter-Cell Interference based on Proportional Fair Scheduling," 2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW), pp. 317-321, April 2012.

C. Seol and K. Cheun, "A Statistical Inter-Cell Interference Model for Downlink Cellular OFDMA Networks Under Log-Normal Shadowing and Multipath Rayleigh Fading," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 3069-3077, 2009.

M. Sagong and K. Cheun, "A Statistical Inter-Cell Interference Model for Uplink Cellular OFDMA Networks Under Log-Normal Shadowing and Rayleigh Fading," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 824-827, 2012.

C. Seol, K. Cheun and S. Hong, "A Statistical Inter-Cell Interference Model for Downlink Cellular OFDMA Networks Under Log-Normal Shadowing with Ricean Fading," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 1011-1013, 2010.

Y. Cho, H. Kim, D. K. Tettey, K.-J. Lee and H.-S. Jo, "Modeling Method for Interference Analysis Between IMT-2020 and Satellite in the mmWave Band," in 2019 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps), 2019.

B. Lahad, M. Ibrahim, S. Lahoud, K. Khawam and S. Martin, "A Statistical Model for Uplink/Downlink Intercell Interference and Cell Capacity in TDD HetNets," in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2018.

H. Tabassum, F. Yilmaz, Z. Dawy and M. S. Alouini, "A Statistical Model for Uplink Intercell Interference with Power Adaptation and Greedy Scheduling," in 2012 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), 2012.

O. Osterbo and O. Grondalen, "Comparison of inter-cell interference Models for Cellular Networks," in 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2014.

F. Z. Kaddour, B. Denis and D. Ktenas, "Downlink Interference Analytical Predictions under Shadowing within Irregular Multi-Cell Deployments," in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2015.

B. Pijcke, M. Zwingelstein-Colin, M. Gazalet and F.-X. Coudoux, "On modeling the downlink inter-cell interference power in wireless cellular networks," in 2010 European Wireless Conference (EW) , 2010.

M. Ahmadi, M. Ni and J. Pan, "A Geometrical Probability-based Approach towards the Analysis of Uplink Inter-Cell Interference," in 2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2013.

H. Tabassum, F. Yilmaz, Z. Dawy and M.-S. Alouini, "A Statistical Model of Uplink Inter-Cell Interference with Slow and Fast Power Control Mechanisms," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 3953-3966, 2013.

M. Mirahmadi, A. Al-Dweik and A. Shami, "Interference Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 2132-2144, 2014.

F. J. Martin-Vega, G. Gomez, M. C. Aguayo-Torres and M. D. Renzo, "Analytical Modeling of Interference Aware Power Control for the Uplink of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 6742-6757, 2016.

R. Almesaeed, A. S. Ameen, A. Doufexi and A. R. Nix, "Exploiting the Elevation Dimension of MIMO System For Boosting Handset Capacity," in 2015 IEEE International Conference On Communication Workshop (ICCW), 2015.

A. R. Nix, "Mobile Communication Lecture Notes," UK, 2011.

J. Hass, C. Heil and M. D. Weir, Thomas' calculus / based on the original work by George B. Thomas, 14th Edition ed., Boston: Pearson, 2018.

Published

2023-04-01

How to Cite

Impact of Inter Cell Interference on the Performance of Homogenous Cellular Systems. (2023). SULAIMANI JOURNAL FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 9(3), 26-36. https://doi.org/10.17656/sjes.10159

Similar Articles

1-10 of 73

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.