Cognitive Interference Management in Heterogeneous Networks

  • Dania Marabissi
  • Romano Fantacci

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Heterogeneous Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dania Marabissi, Romano Fantacci
      Pages 3-16
    3. Dania Marabissi, Romano Fantacci
      Pages 17-35
  3. Congitive Beamforming Approaches for HetNets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Dania Marabissi, Romano Fantacci
      Pages 39-50
    3. Dania Marabissi, Romano Fantacci
      Pages 51-72
    4. Dania Marabissi, Romano Fantacci
      Pages 73-75
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 77-77

About this book


This brief investigates the role of interference management in Heterogeneous Networks (Het Nets), focusing on cognitive approaches and the use of beamforming. Key concepts of Het Nets are introduced and different deployment strategies are examined, such as sharing the same frequency band of the macro cells or using new high frequency bands. Particular attention is devoted to co-channel deployment and to the problem of interference management, addressing various strategies that can be adopted to handle the interference between the cells.

In addition, the brief explores cognitive small cells which are able to avoid or limit interference by using suitable beamforming and resource allocation schemes. The suggested solutions are supported by numerical results in terms of performance evaluations and comparisons.


Beamforming Cognitive HetNets Cognitive small cells HetNets Heterogeneous networks High frequency deployment Interference management Resource allocation Resource management Spectrum sharing

Authors and affiliations

  • Dania Marabissi
    • 1
  • Romano Fantacci
    • 2
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Università degli Studi di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20190-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20191-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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