Power Efficient Resource Allocation for Full-Duplex Radio Distributed Antenna Networks

Wing Kwan Ng D, Wu Y, Schober R (2016)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2016


Book Volume: 15

Pages Range: 2896 - 2911

Journal Issue: 4

DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2015.2512919


In this paper, we study the resource allocation algorithm design for distributed antenna multiuser networks with full-duplex (FD) radio base stations (BSs), which enable simultaneous uplink and downlink communications. The considered resource allocation algorithm design is formulated as an optimization problem taking into account the antenna circuit power consumption of the BSs and the quality of service (QoS) requirements of both uplink and downlink users. We minimize the total network power consumption by jointly optimizing the downlink beamformer, the uplink transmit power, and the antenna selection. To overcome the intractability of the resulting problem, we reformulate it as an optimization problem with decoupled binary selection variables and nonconvex constraints. The reformulated problem facilitates the design of an iterative resource allocation algorithm, which obtains an optimal solution based on the generalized Bender's decomposition (GBD). For this algorithm, we also propose a simple technique to improve the speed of convergence. Furthermore, to strike a balance between computational complexity and system performance, a suboptimal resource allocation algorithm with polynomial time complexity is proposed. Simulation results illustrate that the proposed GBD-based iterative algorithm converges to the globally optimal solution and the suboptimal algorithm achieves a close-to-optimal performance. Our results also demonstrate the tradeoff between power efficiency and the number of active transmit antennas when the circuit power consumption is taken into account. In particular, activating an exceedingly large number of antennas may not be an efficient approach for reducing the total system power consumption. In addition, our results reveal that FD systems facilitate significant power savings compared to traditional half-duplex systems, despite the nonnegligible self-interference.

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Wing Kwan Ng, D., Wu, Y., & Schober, R. (2016). Power Efficient Resource Allocation for Full-Duplex Radio Distributed Antenna Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 15(4), 2896 - 2911. https://doi.org/10.1109/TWC.2015.2512919


Wing Kwan Ng, Derrick, Yongpeng Wu, and Robert Schober. "Power Efficient Resource Allocation for Full-Duplex Radio Distributed Antenna Networks." IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 15.4 (2016): 2896 - 2911.

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