Adaptive radio resource management schemes for the downlink of the OFDMA-based wireless communication systems

Master Thesis


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University of Cape Town

Due to its superior characteristics that make it suitable for high speed mobile wireless systems OFDMA has been adopted by next generation broadband wireless standards including Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) and Long Term Evolution – Advanced (LTE-A). Intelligent and adaptive Radio Resource Management (RRM) schemes are a fundamental tool in the design of wireless systems to be able to fully and efficiently utilize the available scarce resources and be able to meet the user data rates and QoS requirements. Previous works were only concerned with maximizing system efficiency and thus used opportunistic algorithms that allocate resources to users with the best opportunities to optimize system capacity. Thus, only those users with good channel conditions were considered for resource allocation and users in bad channel conditions were left out to starve of resources. The main objective of our study is to design adaptive radio resource allocation (RRA) algorithms that distribute the scarce resources more fairly among network users while efficiently using the resources to maximize system throughput. Four scheduling algorithms have been formulated and analysed based on fairness, throughputs and delay. This was done for users demanding different services and QoS requirements. Two of the scheduling algorithms, Maximum Sum Rate (MSR) and Round Robin (RR) are used respectively, as references to analyze throughput and fairness among network users. The other two algorithms are Proportional Fair Scheduling (PFS) and Margin Adaptive Scheduling Scheme (MASS).

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