Resource Management for Heterogeneous Networks in LTE Systems

  • Rose Qingyang Hu
  • Yi Qian

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rose Qingyang Hu, Yi Qian
    Pages 1-5
  3. Rose Qingyang Hu, Yi Qian
    Pages 7-16
  4. Rose Qingyang Hu, Yi Qian
    Pages 17-35
  5. Rose Qingyang Hu, Yi Qian
    Pages 53-78
  6. Rose Qingyang Hu, Yi Qian
    Pages 79-80

About this book


This SpringerBrief provides an in-depth look at the key issues that affect the performance of heterogeneous networks and presents schemes that can effectively tackle these issues. In particular, this book discusses unbalanced traffic load among the macro and micro Base Stations (BSs) caused by the transmit power disparity, and a load-balancing based mobile association scheme to balance the traffic load among the macro and micro BSs. This book also introduces a fractional frequency reuse (FFR) scheme with proper power control to help reduce interference at the UEs which are most vulnerable to such intra-cell interference. The last section investigates radio resource allocation issues for heterogeneous networks with cooperative relays, and proposes a resource allocation framework that could achieve proportional fairness among the UEs. Numerical results are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed solutions in tackling the problem and improving network performance. Resource Management for Heterogeneous Networks in LTE-A Systems is designed for researchers and professionals working in networking and resource management. The content is also valuable for advanced-level students in computer science and electrical engineering.


Cooperative communication Heterogeneous wireless networks LTE-A (Long Term Evolution/Standard) Load-balancing Radio resource & management

Authors and affiliations

  • Rose Qingyang Hu
    • 1
  • Yi Qian
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Electronics EngineeringUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnOmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0371-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0372-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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