[C22] M.-J. Cho, T.-W. Ban, B. C. Jung, and H. J. Yang, “A distributed scheduling with interference-aware power control for ultra-dense networks,” in Proc. International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, June. 2015, pp. 1661-1666.
Cellular networks are becoming dense due to deployment of small cells and a number of user devices. Such networks are called ultra-dense networks (UDNs). In this paper, we propose a novel distributed scheduling with interferenceaware power control for an uplink of the UDN operating with time-division duplex (TDD). In the proposed technique, each user adjusts transmit power according to a pre-determined threshold of generating interference to other cell base stations (BSs) and each BS selects the users having the highest effective channel gains adjusted according to the transmit power of users. We assume that each user has a single transmit antenna and each BSs have M receive antennas. It is shown that the proposed technique with a carefully chosen threshold significantly outperforms the existing distributed user scheduling schemes through extensive simulations. In addition, we prove that the optimal multiuser diversity gain, i.e., log logN is achieved by the proposed technique in each cell even in the presence of intercell interference when S = 1, if the number of users in a cell, N, scales faster than SNR^((K-1)/(1-E)) for a constant 0<E<1, where S denotes the number of scheduled users.