Coordinated multicasting with opportunistic user selection in multicell wireless systems

Y. W.Peter Hong, Wei Chiang Li, Tsung Hui Chang, Chia-Han Lee

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Abstract

Physical layer multicasting with opportunistic user selection (OUS) is examined for multicell multi-antenna wireless systems. In multicast applications, a common message is to be sent by the base stations to all users in a multicast group. By adopting a two-layer encoding scheme, a rate-adaptive channel code is applied in each fading block to enable successful decoding by a chosen subset of users (which varies over different blocks) and an application layer erasure code is employed across multiple blocks to ensure that every user is able to recover the message after decoding successfully in a sufficient number of blocks. The transmit signal and code-rate in each block determine opportunistically the subset of users that are able to successfully decode and can be chosen to maximize the long-term multicast efficiency. The employment of OUS not only helps avoid rate-limitations caused by the user with the worst channel, but also helps coordinate interference among different cells and multicast groups. In this paper, efficient algorithms are proposed for the design of the transmit covariance matrices, the physical layer code-rates, and the target user subsets in each block. The system parameters are determined by maximizing the group-rate in the single-group scenario and by considering a group-rate balancing optimization problem in the multi-group scenario. To further reduce the feedback overhead, we also consider the case where only part of the users feed back their channel vectors in each block and propose a design based on the balancing of the expected group-rates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7098417
Pages (from-to)3506-3521
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Volume63
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • interference coordination
  • multiantenna system
  • Multicast communication
  • multicell network
  • optimization
  • precoding
  • scheduling

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