Interference Alignment — Practical Challenges and Test-bed Implementation
2014 (English)In: Contemporary Issues in Wireless Communications / [ed] Dr. Mutamed Khatib, INTECH, 2014, 51-77 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Data traffic over wireless communication networks has experienced a tremendous growth in the last decade, and it is predicted to exponentially increase in the next decades. Enabling future wireless networks to fulfill this expectation is a challenging task both due to the scarcity of radio resources (e.g. spectrum and energy), and also the inherent characteristics of the wireless transmission medium. Wireless transmission is in general subject to two phenomena: fading and interference. The elegant interference alignment concept reveals that with proper transmission signalling design, different interference signals can in fact be aligned together, such that more radio resources can be assigned to the desired transmission. Although interference alignment can achieve a larger data rate compared to orthogonal transmission strategies, several challenges should be addressed to enable the deployment of this technique in future wireless networks For instance, to perform interference alignment, normally, global channel state information (CSI) is required to be perfectly known at all terminals. Clearly, acquiring such channel knowledge is a challenging problem in practice and proper channel training and channel state feedback techniques need to be deployed. In addition, since the channels are time-varying proper adaptive transmission is needed. This chapter review recent advances in practical aspects of interference alignment. It also presents recent test-bed implementations of signal processing algorithms for the realization of interference alignment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
INTECH, 2014. 51-77 p.
Interference alignment, MIMO, Transceiver impairments, Compressed feedback, Testbed implementation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156308DOI: 10.5772/59200ISBN: 978-953-51-1732-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-156308DiVA: diva2:766149
FunderSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research
QC 201412052014-11-262014-11-262014-12-05Bibliographically approved