Dynamic e-ICIC using Moving Average Crossover

  • Yuri Victor Lima de Melo Federal University of Ceará
  • Vicente Angelo de Sousa Junior
  • Tarcisio Ferreira Maciel


Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) are considered a technology option capable of improving system capacity and spatial spectrum reuse. However, high spectrum reuse causes high inter-cell interference among macro and small cells. Almost Blank Subframe (ABS) is a method of the Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (e-ICIC) framework proposed for LTE systems as a means to mitigate interference among macro and small cells. ABS mutes some of macro cell transmissions in selected subframes to reduce interference to small cells, orthogonalizing macro and small cell transmissions in time-domain. In this work, we use Moving Average Crossover (MAC) based on trading know-how to propose a new dynamic ABS e-ICIC algorithm. Using system-level simulations, we attest that the proposed algorithm outperforms traditional e-ICIC by 6.4% in terms of capacity.

How to Cite
Lima de Melo, Y., Junior, V., & Maciel, T. (2019). Dynamic e-ICIC using Moving Average Crossover. Journal of Communication and Information Systems, 34(1), 87-91. https://doi.org/10.14209/jcis.2019.9

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