Partial Zero Forcing for Multi-Way Relay Networks

  • Author / Creator
    Zhang, Wuhua
  • The ever increasing demands for mobile network access have resulted a significant growth in bandwidth usage. By improving the system spectral efficiency, multi-way relay networks (MWRNs) provide promising approaches to address this challenge. In this thesis, we propose a novel linear beamforming design, namely partial zero-forcing (PZF), for MWRNs with a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) relay. Compared to zero-forcing (ZF), PZF relaxes the constraints on the relay beamforming matrix such that only partial user-interference, instead of all, is canceled at the relay. The users eliminate the remaining interferences through self-interference and successive interference cancellation. A sum-rate maximization problem is formulated to exploits the extra degrees-of-freedom brought from PZF. In solving the optimization problem, a numerical method, called modified gradient-ascent method, is proposed. Simulation results show that the proposed PZF relay beamforming design achieves significantly higher network sum rates than existing linear beamforming designs.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    • Communications
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Jing, Yindi (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Ardakani, Masoud (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Ardakani, Masoud (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Khabbazian, Majid (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Jing, Yindi (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Jiang, Hai (Electrical and Computer Engineering)