Advanced interference management techniques for future wireless networks
Razavi, Seyed Morteza
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In this thesis, we design advanced interference management techniques for future wireless networks under the availability of perfect and imperfect channel state information (CSI). We do so by considering a generalized imperfect CSI model where the variance of the channel estimation error depends on the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). First, we analyze the performance of standard linear precoders, namely channel inversion (CI) and regularized CI (RCI), in downlink of cellular networks by deriving the received signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) of each user subject to both perfect and imperfect CSI. In this case, novel bounds on the asymptotic performance of linear precoders are derived, which determine howmuch accurate CSI should be to achieve a certain quality of service (QoS). By relying on the knowledge of error variance in advance, we propose an adaptive RCI technique to further improve the performance of standard RCI subject to CSI mismatch. We further consider transmit-power efficient design of wireless cellular networks. We propose two novel linear precoding techniques which can notably decrease the deployed power at transmit side in order to secure the same average output SINR at each user compared to standard linear precoders like CI and RCI. We also address a more sophisticated interference scenario, i.e., wireless interference networks, wherein each of the K transmitters communicates with its corresponding receiver while causing interference to the others. The most representative interference management technique in this case is interference alignment (IA). Unlike standard techniques like time division multiple access (TDMA) and frequency division multiple access (FDMA) where the achievable degrees of freedom (DoF) is one, with IA, the achievable DoF scales up with the number of users. Therefore, in this thesis, we quantify the asymptotic performance of IA under a generalized CSI mismatch model by deriving novel bounds on asymptotic mean loss in sum rate and the achievable DoF. We also propose novel least squares (LS) and minimum mean square error (MMSE) based IA techniques which are able to outperform standard IA schemes under perfect and imperfect CSI. Furthermore, we consider the implementation of IA in coordinated networks which enable us to decrease the number of deployed antennas in order to secure the same achievable DoF compared to standard IA techniques.