Cellular Systems with Full-Duplex Amplify-and-Forward Relaying and Cooperative Base-Stations

Oren Somekh, Osvaldo Simeone, H. Vincent Poor, Shlomo Shamai

In this paper the benefits provided by multi-cell processing of signals transmitted by mobile terminals which are received via dedicated relay terminals (RTs) are assessed. Unlike previous works, each RT is assumed here to be capable of full-duplex operation and receives the transmission of adjacent relay terminals. Focusing on intra-cell TDMA and non-fading channels, a simplified uplink cellular model introduced by Wyner is considered. This framework facilitates analytical derivation of the per-cell sum-rate of multi-cell and conventional single-cell receivers. In particular, the analysis is based on the observation that the signal received at the base stations can be interpreted as the outcome of a two-dimensional linear time invariant system. Numerical results are provided as well in order to provide further insight into the performance benefits of multi-cell processing with relaying.

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