SINR Performance of Macro and Femto LTE-A Network by Fractional Frequency Reuse Jointly Dynamic Power Control Method

Mastura Rosdi, Azita Laily Yusof, Mohd Tarmizi Ali, Norsuzila Ya'acob, Muhammad Aiman Zainali, Mohd Saufi NasroAli, Melati Ismail, Ainnur Eiza Azhar


This paper studies a two-tier macrocell/ femtocell covered heterogeneous network based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology. In order to survive the surge in demand for stable and high data rates among mobile users, femtocell has been developed to increase indoor capacity and coverage. However, arrangement of femtocells has a challenge which is interference between femtocells itself as well to the present macrocells due to the femtocells sharing the similar frequency band assigning as macrocells. This will deteriorate the SINR user’s performance. Therefore, the Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) of six jointly a Dynamic Power Control (DPC) is proposed for mitigating the interference experienced between macro and femto users. This paper studied the effect of path loss compensation factor, α on the value of Signal to Interference Noise ratio (SINR) and proposed the best value of α. The simulation results indicate the proposed method is advantageous and can control the transmit power of the UE in femtocell along with the SINR (Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio).


About DPC; Femtocell; FFR; Interference; Macrocell; OFDMA; SINR;

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