Interference alignment (IA) is well understood to approach the capacity of interference channels, and believed to be crucial in cellular networks in which the ability to control and exploit interference is key. However, the achievable performance of IA in cellular networks depends on the quality of channel state information (CSI) and how effective IA is in practical settings is not known. This paper studies the use of IA to mitigate inter-cell interference of cellular networks under imperfect CSI conditions. Our analysis is based on stochastic geometry where the structure of the base station (BS) locations is considered by a Poisson point process (PPP). Our main contribution is the coverage probability of the network and simulation results confirm the accuracy.
Guiazon, R. F., Wong, K. K., & Fitch, M. (2016). Coverage probability of cellular networks using interference alignment under imperfect CSI. Digital Communications and Networks, 2(4), 162–166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcan.2016.10.007