Constrained power allocation schemes for coordinated base station transmission using block diagonalization Articles uri icon

publication date

  • October 2011


  • 125

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1687-1472

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1687-1499


  • In this study, we propose several power allocation schemes in a coordinated base station downlink transmission with per antenna and per base station power constraints. Block Diagonalization is employed to remove interference among users. For each set of power constraints, two schemes based on the waterfilling distribution are proposed and compared to the optimal solution, which can only be obtained numerically by using convex optimization. We show that the proposed schemes achieve a performance, in terms of weighted sum rate, very close to the optimal, without the heavy computational complexity required by the latter. The sum rates are compared first in a simplified two-user two-cell case where we also compare our approach to the previous solutions available in the literature. Then, we examine the performance in a multi-cell scenario where we also evaluate the degradation of the performance caused by imperfect channel state information.


  • coordinated base stations; multiple-antennas; network mimo; block diagonalization