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See detailConstructive Interference in Linear Precoding Systems: Power Allocation and User Selection
Christopoulos, Dimitrios; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Krikidis, Ioannis et al

in IEEE GlobeCom (2013)

The exploitation of interference in a constructive manner has recently been proposed for the downlink of multiuser, multi-antenna transmitters. This novel linear precoding technique, herein referred to as ... [more ▼]

The exploitation of interference in a constructive manner has recently been proposed for the downlink of multiuser, multi-antenna transmitters. This novel linear precoding technique, herein referred to as constructive interference zero forcing (CIZF) precoding, has exhibited substantial gains over conventional approaches; the concept is to cancel, on a symbol-by-symbol basis, only the interfering users that do not add to the intended signal power. In this paper, the power allocation problem towards maximizing the performance of a CIZF system with respect to some metric (throughput or fairness) is investigated. What is more, it is shown that the performance of the novel precoding scheme can be further boosted by choosing some of the constructive multiuser interference terms in the precoder design. Finally, motivated by the significant effect of user selection on conventional, zero forcing (ZF) precoding, the problem of user selection for the novel precoding method is tackled. A new iterative, low complexity algorithm for user selection in CIZF is developed. Simulation results are provided to display the gains of the algorithm compared to known user selection approaches. [less ▲]

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