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Maximization of the single user rate in OFDMA assuming equal power on allocated subcarriers
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Signal Processing.
2007 (English)In: 2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference, IEEE , 2007, 2751-2755 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The problem of optimal power allocation for a single user in an OFDMA system is considered for uplink, under the assumption that the total power is divided equally to a selected subset of subcarriers. This scenario suggests reduced feedback information for power control from base station to the user since only the information over modulation on each subcarrier is necessary. Assuming knowledge of the instantaneous users' channel gains, the rate optimization problem reduces to a subcarrier allocation problem, discribed by a discrete function with the set of possible allocated subcarriers as domain and the set of achievable sum rates as range. A continuous equivalent of the function is used to derive properties that also hold in the discrete case. The function is in general not concave and concavity holds only for high CNR regions - over a specified bound. In all cases however it is proved that the maximum is unique and a simple and efficient algorithm is proposed for subcarrier allocation which always provides the optimal solution concerning the subcarriers to be loaded. The cost in achievable capacity from the use of equal-power compared to actual waterfilling is calculated, which is shown to be small while the gain in frequency resources and feedback reduction is important.

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IEEE , 2007. 2751-2755 p.
, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, ISSN 1550-2252
Keyword [en]
Feedback control, Frequency allocation, Optimization, Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, Power control
National Category
Remote Sensing Telecommunications
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155606DOI: 10.1109/VETECS.2007.565ISI: 000252237601237ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34547375172ISBN: 1424402662ISBN: 978-142440266-3OAI: diva2:762242
2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring, 22 April 2007 through 25 April 2007, Dublin, Ireland

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Available from: 2014-11-11 Created: 2014-11-07 Last updated: 2014-11-11Bibliographically approved

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