On the Feasibility of Full-Duplex Relaying in Multiple-Antenna Cellular Networks

Abstract : In this paper, we perform a system-level feasibility analysis of full-duplex (FD) relay-aided cellular networks that are equipped with multiple antennas at the base stations (BSs) and the relay nodes (RNs). The aim is to understand whether FD relaying is capable of enhancing the rate of cellular networks. With the aid of tools from stochastic geometry, we develop a tractable approach for computing the percentile rate, which allows us to gain insights on the impact of FD relaying for both the cell-edge and the cell-median mobile terminals subject to network interference. Contrary to previous works that do not consider the network interference, the framework reveals that even in the absence of self-interference at the FD RNs, a network with half-duplex (HD) RNs can outperform its FD counterpart for a moderate number of antennas at the BSs and RNs. On the other hand, the FD-based network can substantially outperform both the HD-based one and the one without RNs for a sufficiently large number of antennas at the BSs and RNs and substantially small self-interference power effect at the RNs. Finally, the aforementioned analytical insights are validated by means of Monte Carlo simulations.
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Konstantinos Ntontin, Marco Di Renzo, Christos Verikoukis. On the Feasibility of Full-Duplex Relaying in Multiple-Antenna Cellular Networks. IEEE Transactions on Communications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017, 65 (5), pp.2234 - 2249. ⟨10.1109/TCOMM.2017.2668399⟩. ⟨hal-01880007⟩

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