Optimal Radius of Exclusion Zone for Dense Cognitive Small Cell Networks

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  • Hong Wang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2977–2993
Journal / PublicationWireless Personal Communications
Issue number4
Online published19 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


Network densification via small cell deployments can enhance the network capacity in a cost-effective manner. Co-tier and cross-tier interferences form barriers to boost the network performance. In this paper, an interference coordination scheme with the aid of cognitive radio is proposed for dense small cell networks. Based on the theory of stochastic geometry, the network spectral efficiency is derived as a function of the radius of exclusion zone. Furthermore, the optimal radius of exclusion zone that maximizes system spectral efficiency is obtained by one-dimension searching. Simulation results show that the proposed interference coordination scheme with the optimal exclusion zone outperforms the existing ones in terms of system spectral efficiency.

Research Area(s)

  • Cognitive radio, Exclusion zone, Interference coordination, Small cell networks, Stochastic geometry