Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2012, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (2): 36-42.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(11)60243-4

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Inter-femtocell interference coordination in 3D in-building scenario


  1. Wireless Technology Innovation Institute, Key Laboratory of Universal Wireless Communication, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
  • Received:2011-05-10 Revised:2011-12-20 Online:2012-04-30 Published:2012-04-17
  • Contact: Dan Hu
  • Supported by:

    This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61001116, 61027003), the National Science and Technology Special Project (2009ZX03003-011), the International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Program (2010DFA11060, S2010GR0902).


With rapid development of femtocell, dense deployment of femtocells in buildings will become an important study scenario. In this scenario, there exists severe inter-femtocell interference in the same building, which is revealed by our simulations in the 3-dimention (3D) scenario. If this type of interference is not well controlled, services to indoor users are bound to be deteriorated, especially for the femtocell edge users. Motivated by this problem, femto users’ received interference model is constructed based on the scenario of 3D femtocell deployment. Then, a graph theory based in-building inter-femtocell coordination scheme is proposed, which includes three phases: establishment of femtocell interference graph, femtocell clustering and frequency resources allocation based on the proposed cluster influence circle. Finally, the simulation results confirm that the proposed scheme improves the femtocell average throughput by 22.4% and 26.2% in comparison with frequency universal reuse scheme and frequency hopping scheme respectively, and ensures the channel demodulation reliability of cell edge femto users.

Key words:

femtocell, interference management, resource management, graph