Uplink Channel Allocation Scheme and QoS Management Mechanism for Cognitive Cellular-Femtocell Networks

Nguyen Duc Kien, Nguyen Hoang Nam, Hiroaki Morino, Iwao Sasase


Cognitive radio and femtocell are promising technologies which can satisfy the requirements of future mobile communications in terms of dynamic spectrum sharing and high user density areas. Providing quality-of-service (QoS) guaranteed realtime services is challenging issue of future cognitive cellular-femtocell mobile networks. In this paper, we introduce a user’s QoS management mechanism used to protect SINR of macro users from QoS violation caused by femtocell users. We design a novel uplink channel allocation scheme (denoted as “flexible scheme”) for real-time connections. The scheme uses the information of interference level and channel occupancy collected at  cognitive femtocell access points and their covering macro base station (MBS) and apply relevant selection criteria to select an appropriate channel which causes the minimums interference to macro users of the covering MBS. Performance results prove that comparing with femtocell-access-point (FAP)-based and MBS-based uplink channel allocation schemes, the novel “flexible scheme” can provide lower unsuccessful probability of new connection requests.

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International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS)          ISSN: 2076-0930 (Print)           ISSN: 2073-607X (Online)