Cooperative interference cancellation for multiuser transmission

Kentaro Nishimori, Kudo Riichi, Yasushi Takatori, Atsushi Ohta, Shuji Kubota

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This paper proposes a novel interference cancellation scheme that utilizes relay stations in multi-user transmission systems. Unlike conventional relay transmission schemes, the relay stations are used to decode the interference and transfer the pertinent information to the mobile stations. The proposed method takes advantage of the training signals and frame format of the interference at a neighboring cell when time division multiple access (TDMA) systems are applied. Even if external interference simultaneously arrives at the mobile stations during the transmission period from an access point to the mobile stations, the mobile stations employing the proposed scheme can effectively cancel the external interference because the relay station transfers the information related to the interference to the mobile stations. Moreover, we show that the proposed scheme improves the transmission efficiency compared to that for multi-user transmission without interference cancellation or with interference cancellation based on zero forcing algorithm when TDMA-based external interference is considered. (6 pages).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2007 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2007 Nov 112007 Nov 16

Publication series

NameIET Seminar Digest


Conference2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Cooperation
  • Interference transfer
  • Multi-user MIMO
  • Multicell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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