Uplink channel allocation scheme and qos management mechanism for cognitive cellular-femtocell networks

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

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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 cellularfemtocell 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-69
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr


  • Channel allocation
  • Cognitive radio
  • Femtocell
  • Flexible scheme
  • Interference management
  • Qos management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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