Message-Passing-Based Dynamic Point Selection for Coordinated Multipoint Transmission

Sang Hyun Lee, Illsoo Sohn

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This letter develops a dynamic point selection strategy for coordinated multipoint transmission using a message-passing approach. The dynamic determination of the best transmit point for individual users with the objective of the sum-rate maximization can be cast as a bipartite b-matching problem, the computational cost of which, however, becomes quickly intractable with the increasing number of users. Therefore, this letter develops a message-passing algorithm that solves this computationally demanding challenge. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms existing greedy-style approaches and provides a very efficient solution for the maximal sum-rate configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7167660
Pages (from-to)1850-1853
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Affinity propagation
  • MIMO
  • cooperative communication
  • message passing algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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