Joint Power Allocation and Beamforming for In-band Full-duplex Multi-cell Multi-user Networks

Haifeng Luo, Nanveet Garg, Mark Holme, Tharm Ratnarajah

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This paper investigates a robust joint power allocation and beamforming scheme for in-band full-duplex multicell multi-user (IBFD-MCMU) networks. A mean-squared error (MSE) minimization problem is formulated with constraints on the power budgets and residual self-interference (RSI) power. The problem is not convex, so we decompose it into two sub-problems: interference management beamforming and power allocation, and give closed-form solutions to the sub-problems. Then we propose an iterative algorithm to yield an overall solution. The computational complexity and convergence behavior of the algorithm are analyzed. Our method can enhance the analog selfinterference cancellation (ASIC) depth provided by the precoder with less effect on the downlink communication than the existing null-space projection method, inspiring a low-cost but efficient IBFD transceiver design. It can achieve 42.9% of IBFD gain in terms of spectral efficiency with only antenna isolation, while this value increases to 60.9% with further digital selfinterference cancellation (DSIC). Numerical results illustrate that our algorithm is robust to hardware impairments and channel uncertainty. With sufficient ASIC depth, our method reduces the computation time by at least 20% than the existing scheme due to its faster convergence speed at the cost of < 12.5% sum rate loss. The benefit is much more significant with single-antenna users that our algorithm saves at least 40% of the computation time at the cost of < 10% sum rate reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2024


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