Optimal scheduling for OFDMA systems

Rajeev Agrawal*, Randall Berry, Huang Jianwei, Vijay Subramanian

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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We consider a scheduling and resource allocation problem for the downlink of an OFDMA-based wireless network, where the channel estimation error is modeled by a self-noise term in the decoding process. During each time-slot this involves selecting a subset of users for transmission, determining the assignment of available subcarriers to selected users, and for each subcarrier determining the transmission power and the coding and modulation scheme used. We address this in the context of a utility-based scheduling scheme presented in earlier papers. This results in an optimization problem, which is convex for a reasonable model of the feasible rates. By exploiting the structure of this problem, we develop optimal and sub-optimal algorithms for its solution. We provide simulation results comparing different algorithms and parameter settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 40th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC '06
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event40th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, ACSSC '06 - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2006Nov 1 2006

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393


Other40th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, ACSSC '06
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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