Chunk-based resource allocation in multi-cell OFDMA systems with fairness guarantee

  • Selim Mahmoud M.
    Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University
  • Muta Osamu
    Center for Japan-Egypt Cooperation in Science and Technology, Kyushu University
  • Shalaby Hossam M. H.
    Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)
  • Furukawa Hiroshi
    Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University

Abstract

Resource allocation (RA) in multi-cell OFDMA systems is very important for maximizing system throughput. Although sub-channel RA is optimal in terms of system throughput, more interest is given to chunk-based RA to simplify RA algorithms and minimize required signalling. In this paper, we propose a fairness-aware chunk-based RA algorithm for the downlink transmission of multi-cell OFDMA system with fractional frequency reuse (FFR) adoption. Simulation results reveal that our proposed algorithm outperforms two reference algorithms in the literature in terms of some system metrics such as average spectral efficiency (SE), users’ fairness and cell-edge users’ rates.

Journal

  • IEICE Communications Express

    IEICE Communications Express 4 (2), 31-37, 2015

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

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