User Association in Small Cell Heterogeneous Network with Downlink Sum Rate

Duy T. Ngo, Tam Ho1, Tuan D. Hoang

  • 1University of Technology



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This paper proposes a procedure to find the optimal association of UE to base stations (macro base station or pico base stations) under the sum rate utility in a cooperative Heterogeneous Network. Such a problem belongs to a class of nonconvex combinatorial problems. Via representing the problem as a difference of convex (d.c.) program, the optimal association policy is found by following the Frank-and-Wolfe procedure, i.e. iteratively solving a simple convex quadratic problem over a convex set . Numerical simulation shows the efficiency of the proposed procedure in term of performance and computational time.

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