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

Mahmoud M. Selim, Osamu Muta, Hossam M. H. Shalaby, Hiroshi Furukawa
2015 IEICE Communications Express  
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
more » ... utperforms 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.
doi:10.1587/comex.4.31 fatcat:chrcj3kxbjar3jou4knjtnb3zq