Self-optimization of radio resources in small and macro cell networks

Speaker : Calvin Chun Shue Chen
Alcatel Lucent
Date: 22/02/2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: LINCS Seminars room


We propose and analyze a class of distributed algorithms performing the joint optimization of radio resources in heterogeneous cellular networks made of a juxtaposition of macro and small cells. We see that within this context, it is essential to use algorithms able to simultaneously solve the problems of channel selection, user association and power control. In such networks, the unpredictability of the cell and user patterns also requires self-optimized schemes. The proposed solution is inspired from statistical physics and is based on Gibbs sampler. It can be implemented in a distributed way and nevertheless achieves minimal system-wide potential delay. Simulation results have shown its effectiveness.