The feasibility condition of interference alignment (IA) for full-duplex (FD) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) cellular networks is considered. A necessary condition and a sufficient condition on the IA feasibility are established, characterizing the optimal sum degrees of freedom (DoF) for a broad class of network topologies. The necessary and sufficient condition is shown specially for a class of symmetric network topologies. The results demonstrate that FD operation at the base station with appropriate IA is able to improve the sum DoF than the conventional half-duplex operation.
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- Computer Science Applications
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