Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Aided Full Duplex Networking Systems

Yuncong Li, Yingyang Chen, Miaowen Wen, Duoying Zhang, Bingli Jiao, Zhiguo Ding, Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, H. Vincent Poor

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In this paper, we propose a multi-cell full-duplex (FD) networking scheme by deploying a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) at the cell boundary to configure the radio environment proactively. We aim to maximize the sum rate (SR) of multiple cells by jointly optimizing the transmit precoding (TPC) matrices at FD base stations (BSs) and the phase shift matrix at RIS. Since the original problem is non-convex, we reformulate and decouple it into a pair of subproblems by utilizing the relationship between SR and minimum mean square error. The optimal solutions of TPC matrices are obtained in closed form, while a successive convex approximation-based algorithm is developed to resolve the phase shift matrix suboptimally. Simulation results show that introducing an RIS into the FD networking system can improve the overall SR significantly. More importantly, we validate that the RIS deployment with optimized phase shifts can reduce the requirement for self-interference cancellation (SIC) and the number of BS antennas effectively, especially with enough reflecting elements. As a result, the utilization of RIS enables the originally cumbersome FD networking system to become efficient and practical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 2023 - IEEE International Conference on Communications
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Communications for Renaissance
EditorsMichele Zorzi, Meixia Tao, Walid Saad
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674628
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2023 - Rome, Italy
Duration: May 28 2023Jun 1 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Full-duplex (FD)
  • reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)
  • self-interference cancellation (SIC)
  • sum rate (SR)


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