Multi-objective Antenna Selection in a Full Duplex Base Station


The use of full-duplex (FD) communication systems is a new way to increase spectral efficiency. For this reason, it has received serious attention in the new generation of wireless communication systems. The main challenge of FD systems is self-interference that needs to be reduced appropriately. In this paper, we have considered an FD multi-antenna base station in a cellular network and we have used the antenna selection technique to resolve the self-interference issue. We have also provided a new criterion to select an appropriate antenna. In this new criterion, the antenna selection is modeled as a multi-objective optimization problem. Here, the antennas which simultaneously minimizes interference channel gain and maximizes uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) channel gains are selected for transmission and reception. The base station has to perform well in both the UL and DL and reduce the self-interference simultaneously. Therefore, the multi-objective criterion has a better performance than the single-objective criterion. Although, in conventional antenna selection with the single-objective criterion, only the function of the UL and DL channels or the interference channel is considered. Finally, the simulations show that the new criterion has a higher throughput rate than the other conventional single-objective antenna selection techniques.

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Lari, M., Asaeian, S. Multi-objective Antenna Selection in a Full Duplex Base Station. Wireless Pers Commun 110, 781–793 (2020).

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  • Antenna selection
  • Full-duplex communications
  • Multi-objective optimization