QoS-data rate optimization for fast fading interference alignment X network

P. G. Sudheesh, Maurizio Magarini, P. Muthuchidambaranathan

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Quality of service (QoS) and high data rate are two main parameters that drive the research in wireless communication. Perfect Channel State Information (CSI) at both transmitter and receiver sides is an important condition for achieving QoS and high data rate. But, achieving perfect CSI in mobile transmitters/receivers under fast fading is challenging. That is, frequent CSI updating is required to satisfy QoS requirements under fast fading scenario. In this paper, we consider a multiple transmitter-receiver system, called X network, that has data flow in all the channels. Interference alignment (IA) is a practical solution to achieve maximum capacity in an X network. The present contribution explores the performance of the system with a mobile receiver (or transmitter) that employs CSI estimation using pilot symbols, and further optimize the performance so as to cater both bit error rate (BER) and data rate requirements. Using Monte-Carlo simulations, a novel algorithm is proposed to calculate optimal pilot overhead in M×2 X network or 2×M X network by setting an upper bound on BER. With simulation results we show that the optimal overhead varies with Doppler frequency and Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-38
Number of pages7
JournalAEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications
Publication statusPublished - 02-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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